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Tgunner15 Apr 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

Interesting article here about how the US Army is catching up with its new mission of defending NATO from possible Russian aggression. Up until now US tanks kept the old beige paint jobs that worked great for the Iraqi desert. Now they are being painting in some sort of OD green to better match being in Europe.

Notice that its just green over the desert beige! They didn't even paint the gear on the turret and the road wheels. It's still beige! They also tossed over camo net too. Neat idea, but I would hate to go though any sort of woods. That netting snags on anything and I can see a shrub or tree stripping the netting right off.


28mm Fanatik15 Apr 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Well, base dunkelgelb with field applied green swatches did work great for the Wehrmacht in WWII Europe…

shirleylyn Inactive Member15 Apr 2017 4:44 p.m. PST

I have read an article that said it was considered pointless to paint camo patterns on tanks and such because tanks get dirty by just driving around, and that hides the pattern.

So green it is.

Tgunner16 Apr 2017 5:23 a.m. PST

Maybe if the place is really muddy. Otherwise no, your track will get dusty maybe.

Did you catch the part where they said that the green would come off at the wash rack? Pretty cool that.

LORDGHEE17 Apr 2017 10:53 p.m. PST

As a Russian stated, the Germans used cameo to good effect. then was asked did you use cameo and he said no.

after thinking about it, on the defense cameo works for you and on the offense, it matters not that much.

If you move a lot then OD to darken your track so under trees you are harder to see.

SGT Yuengling Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 10:35 a.m. PST





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