Hi Gents,

I have a (normal) kharki yellow Sutton Harness with the triangular locking pin. I know that is fine for early (and late) war Spitfires, however I have seen reference to "Airforce Blue" as the colour for these and have seen at least two prewar photos that show very dark straps.

My question is, were the/some/a few, prewar straps "Airforce Blue" or are the dark ones i remember due to Orthochromatic film?

I am trying to build the K9817 cockpit section as close to very early production as possible. (2k VSI, large Boost, unregulated generator, "mystery bracket" etc, etc)