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Me-262 inside engine nacelle color?
chrism
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 09:41 AM UTC
What should be the color of the inside of the engine nacelles of the 262?
PanzerKarl
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 08:27 PM UTC
When I use to do planes I would paint my cowling in RLM77.
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Posted: Saturday, January 19, 2019 - 10:20 PM UTC

Hi Chris!
I once was searching for this too ...

"Engine Compartments
The interior of engine compartments were painted in RLM 02, with the exception of the firewall. This was painted RLM 02 on the cockpit side, but left unpainted on the engine side in most cases. All engine support braces, connecting rods and internal framework was also RLM 02. Pipelines for fuel, oil and coolant remained unpainted outside of the cockpit areas. Engines remained in the color applied by the manufacturer, usually black.

Exceptions
.... Photos of some Me-262 and He-162 nacelles indicate that the interior was left in natural metal. These are all late war production aircraft and these variances are most likely a result of production dispersal and supply problems."

Th mas
chrism
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Posted: Sunday, January 20, 2019 - 02:31 AM UTC
Thanks guys!!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 06:39 PM UTC
By that stage of the war only the cockpit (66) and steel parts (RLM 02) were still painted of the interior. In the 262 that means the gun bay and some wheel well parts such as the spar. Nacelle interiors would have been unpainted.