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ianrs54
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« Reply #45 on: 08 November 2018, 01:09:53 PM »

Pretty much what I thought. something on Yesterday during the week showed US M4's apparently cammoed with the turret and hull stars painted out in a darker colour - black as a supposition.

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« Reply #46 on: 08 November 2018, 01:58:33 PM »

Yup. Although they were more common in Italy, my sources describe them as "air recognition panels".
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« Reply #47 on: 08 November 2018, 03:36:15 PM »

Side stars painted out quite quickly after landing. Unit markings varied as replacement tanks came 'blank' as it were. For air recognition, (pink?) fluorescent cloth panels were used IIRC.
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« Reply #48 on: 09 November 2018, 08:37:34 AM »

There were two colours of panel - orange or Yellow. Problem with those was that on lots of vehicles there was just no space to display them - carriers for instance often had a circled star on a plate to tie on top of the stowage.
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« Reply #49 on: 29 November 2018, 09:14:07 PM »



Somebody's going to get a rather severe talking to over this, I think....


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Lord Oik of Runcorn
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« Reply #50 on: 30 November 2018, 09:30:14 PM »

Nah that is just the easiest way to scrape the barnacles off the bottom of the land ships.
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« Reply #51 on: 06 December 2018, 08:26:13 PM »

It's an opportunity, not a SNAFU.

Think of the improved main gun elevation.
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