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Scott1507 Inactive Member25 Aug 2012 2:44 p.m. PST

I understand that with the instructions on the colours for camouflage there is also details on recommended or required patterns for discruptive colours. For example the 1943 Sicily/Italy patterns' blue black should be applied in a certain manner or frequency.

Can anyone confirm if there were such 'pattern' regualtions and what are the requirements for the light mud / blue black vehicle camouflage.


fred12df Inactive Member26 Aug 2012 4:04 a.m. PST

This link, would indicate the patterns were standardised – without saying what they were!

April 1943 – G.O 1650 is cancelled by a new G.O with standardised drawings for certain type and classes of AFV and vehicles are decreed by the Camouflage Directorate including new colours for Tunisia , Sicily and Italy . Basic shade is ‘Light Mud' with Black in standardised bold disruptive patterns for camouflage. Green seems to have been used too.

The European patterns were described in pamphlets called MTP20 or MTP46

Etranger Inactive Member27 Aug 2012 9:41 p.m. PST

MTP 46A link

Scott1507 Inactive Member02 Sep 2012 12:02 p.m. PST


Thanks – Copies of documents such as MTP 46A are ideally what I am looking for.

Many yeras ago I saw sucha document and it gave details regarding where and what proportions the disruptive patter should be.

I would have thought these documents would have been readily available as a reference to choices in paint schemes on models.

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