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Solzhenitsyn12 Jan 2015 9:25 a.m. PST

The classic British W.W. I tank, Mk IV or so, how were they painted?

Were they green with the white/red/white stripe or could they also be the camo pattern?

Personal logo 15mm and 28mm Fanatik Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2015 9:43 a.m. PST

They had camouflaged tanks:

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wehrmacht12 Jan 2015 3:24 p.m. PST

Mainly MK I's in camo if I understand correctly.

My MK IV's are brown/green – I leave the camo for the Germans ;-)

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w.

monk2002uk12 Jan 2015 4:52 p.m. PST

The camouflaged Mk Is were were painted in the Solomon pattern, named after the man who invented it.

The white/red/white stripes were painted on late war tanks. The later marks were a khaki colour, not green as such. The Imperial War Museum tank is painted in a later post-war tank colour.

Robert

John Armatys12 Jan 2015 5:18 p.m. PST

For all things WW1 tank try here:
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number401 Jul 2015 7:16 p.m. PST

The white/red/white stripe design was officially approved in early May 1915 after extensive field trials involving aircraft from the Royal Flying Corps.

Curiously, the roundel used by airplanes was one of the designs rejected, but later adopted in early WWII as an air recognition marker before the adoption of the US white star.

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