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Fred Cartwright10 Jan 2014 5:46 a.m. PST

Would these have been painted as per the rest of the motorcycle or natural metal?

Jemima Fawr10 Jan 2014 5:49 a.m. PST

All the British and German examples I can recall seeing in the flesh have been painted.

jpattern210 Jan 2014 6:33 a.m. PST

Definitely painted.

Lion in the Stars10 Jan 2014 9:30 a.m. PST

Army 101 for civilians: If it moves, salute it; if it doesn't, paint it.

Korvessa10 Jan 2014 10:42 p.m. PST

Somebody else here said it first (I forget who) the army paints everything. Including shovels – that we all like to paint like the one in our garage.

mrinku12 Jan 2014 10:07 p.m. PST

There are practical reasons to not let bare metal remain. Minimises reflections that can be spotted. And helps keep off rust. Civilian vehicles might use chrome or nickel plating to protect against rust.

But "bare metal" would not normally apply to any production vehicle (you might see it on a jury rig, I guess).

Martin Rapier13 Jan 2014 3:49 a.m. PST




Murvihill13 Jan 2014 11:44 a.m. PST

"If it moves, move it, if it doesn't move paint it, if you can't paint it salute it…"

Petrov14 Jan 2014 5:15 a.m. PST

Damn it guys! Now I want an Ural!

number415 Jan 2014 5:52 p.m. PST

Yes, INCLUDING shovels! Sorry for all you AFV modellers who waste hours putting a natural wood finish on vehicle tool handles ;)

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