I tried searching through the “search” function, but didn’t come across what I was looking for. Regarding the Panzer I Ausf. A in North Africa, records indicate “On 17 March 1941, Inspectorate 2 ordered that equipment in North Africa should be painted two-thirds yellow-brown (gelbbraun RAL 8000) and one-third gray-green (graugrün RAL 7008)”.
I understand it was deployed to North Africa in Jan/Feb 1941, so just one month after this new scheme was ordered. All Panzer 1 Ausf. A’s references refer to only RAL 8000 being used over the previous grey RAL 7021. I assume that is accurate, and based on black and white photos I can source (google) it seems accurate. But now I wonder, were there any surviving ausf A’s (after Jan/Feb) to be painted in the new scheme? Or because the RAL 7008 is so close in color to 8000, and with dust covering the vehicles/black and white photos it was hard to see it was actually there? Pictures of the two colors for reference. Any armor experts able to verify for me, just RAL 8000?