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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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« 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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« Reply #52 on: 02 February 2019, 09:21:00 AM »

Centurion Mk.12 Waterloo at Tankfest 2018 part one.  Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy




So prettttyyLove struck
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« Reply #53 on: 15 March 2019, 10:16:10 PM »

Sherman tanks and transport of 8th Armoured Brigade moving through Kevelaer, Germany, 4 March 1945.
Creator: Hutchinson (Sgt), No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit.


A surrendered German soldier and civilians watch a Daimler armoured car of the 1st Royal Dragoons in Kiel, 8 May 1945.
Creator: Handford (Lt), No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit.


Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-748-0100-33, Russia, Schützenpanzer division Großdeutschland.
Russia, at Achtyrka.- Two leichte Schützenpanzer (including Sd.Kfz 250/2) of the Panzergrenadier Division Grossdeutschland in the area, soldier watching with binoculars; PK ObdH
Date: May 1942 (end) or 1942-06 (early).
Photographer: Kempe. Propagandakompanien der Wehrmacht - Heer und Luftwaffe (Bild 101 I)


ROYAL AIR FORCE OPERATIONS IN MALTA, GIBRALTAR AND THE MEDITERRANEAN, 1940-1945.
A Bren gun carrier of the Malta Garrison tows a trolley-load of 250-lb GP bombs to a Vickers Wellington in its dispersal at Luqa.
Creator: Royal Air Force official photographer.
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Lord Oik of Runcorn
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« Reply #54 on: 04 May 2019, 08:26:31 PM »


"US forces found flame tanks very useful for dealing with Japanese bunkers during the pacific war, and several flame tank versions of the M3 Stuart light tank and M4 Sherman medium tank were used. Most of the M3 based designs (such as the M3A1 Satan) mounted the flame gun in place of the 37mm main armament, and stowed the fuel internally. However, the M5-based E9-9 mounted its flame gun between the drive sprockets, and carried its fuel in a crocodile-style armoured trailer towed behind the tank. This carried 800 gallons of flame fuel, and at 12 tons was nearly as big as the tank itself. Unfortunately, the 1943 prototype suffered a catastrophic explosion which destroyed the vehicle and killed the crew, leading to the design being abandoned."


Looks a bit too big to me.  Undecided
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« Reply #55 on: 04 May 2019, 10:45:31 PM »

Those are seriously big tyres, apart from anything else...
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« Reply #56 on: 25 May 2019, 10:43:12 AM »



A nice photo of a British Matilda II with “sunsheild” disguise. This was a metal framework covered with canvas which disguised the tank as a truck to fool air reconnaissance in the Western Desert. The “Sunsheild” was hinged at the sides and secured by pins on the centreline, allowing the disguise to be quickly shed when necessary


I may be projecting, but that chap does look like he's been caught doing something shifty  Grin
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« Reply #57 on: 25 May 2019, 10:45:52 AM »



A scissors bridge laid down over a damaged road bridge near Meiktila by a Valentine bridgelayer of the 3rd Independent Bridge Building Company, Royal Armoured Corps, 28 March 1945.

Creator: Stubbs A (Sgt), No. 9 Army Film & Photographic Unit.


Interesting the stars on the roadway.
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« Reply #58 on: 25 May 2019, 04:04:50 PM »

A nice photo of a British Matilda II with “sunsheild” disguise. This was a metal framework covered with canvas which disguised the tank as a truck to fool air reconnaissance in the Western Desert. The “Sunsheild” was hinged at the sides and secured by pins on the centreline, allowing the disguise to be quickly shed when necessary

May I just point out that I copy and pasted the text - I have just noticed the spelling of shield. Twice.  Angry
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« Reply #59 on: 26 May 2019, 02:38:28 AM »

Interesting the stars on the roadway.

An attempt to stop the Americans from bombing/straffing it perhaps Wink
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