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flashman2 Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 2:38 p.m. PST

I'm starting to assemble a troop of 2nd Canadian armor. My question is what color were the Shermans? American OD or British green.
Thanks,
Chris Ferich

wrgmr118 Apr 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

Shermans built in the US were OD green, and not repainted British green in their service.
Any Sherman that was modified such as the firefly was repainted British green.
Sherman's that had been damaged, repaired and put back in action were sometimes repainted as well.
This is from memory and a number of posts here on TMP.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 7:01 p.m. PST

by 1944 they all pretty well looked the same, olive drab

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 10:32 p.m. PST

Both!

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Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson

huevans01119 Apr 2017 6:14 a.m. PST

They would both quickly fade to about the same colour. The British even changed their cammo paint from brown to olive green in 1943 to match the lend lease stuff they were using.

Bindon Blood19 Apr 2017 7:16 a.m. PST

Great pictures Rod, I presume they are original colour and not re-tinted?

where did you find them?

Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 10:07 a.m. PST

Bindon Blood:

A Google search for "Canadian Sherman tank colour 1944". As to tinting, I have my suspicions about the first of the three photos which I posted. But the colour matches well the paint on a Sherman in the Canadian War Museum so it is at least representative of that very real tank. Here is another couple of the lighter coloured variety (again possibly tinted):

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Cheers.
Rod Robertson.

mkenny19 Apr 2017 10:14 a.m. PST

First photo is certainly a BW colored photo. One just above is a colourised version of IWM B8488 taken Aug 2nd 1944 and below is a modern pic of the same tank on the same day to show just how 'colour' changes with the amount of sunlight.

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Rod I Robertson Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member19 Apr 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

MKenny is right:

Here is the original B&W image:

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For comparative analysis this photo pair is useful:

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Cheers.
Rod Robertson.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP19 Apr 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

Regardless Rod great pictures! Thanks for sharing

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