> What colour would the interior of the wing flaps be?
>The FSM colur review in November jad a photo of an avenger with the
>flaps down and visible.
>They looked a medium grey, similar to a RLM 66
>Bad photo or were they indeed grey?
First off, the USN would have NEVER used an RLM color!
The navy had an order stating that certain surfaces be painted certain
colors. In this case, the plane must have been in an early scheme, the
interior of the lower wing surfaces were painted the same color as the
bottom of the plane. It was most likely ANA-602/FS36440 NS Lt (Gull)
Grey (1942 two-tone) or ANA601/FS37875 NS Insignia White (Pacific & ASW
schemes) in shadow. The landing gear,cowling interior, etc were also
painted in the same color. On the late war overall ANA607, everything
was dark sea blue. The exceptions were hydraulic surfaces, radomes,
etc. that could not be painted.