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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 12:16 p.m. PST

"The British Army has painted some of its Challenger 2 tanks in a new camouflage scheme that planners hope will help the 62-ton machines hide on city streets. But the government has withheld other, more important enhancements.

The tanks' blocky, white, gray and brown scheme is actually a throwback to the Cold War, when British tankers prepared to defend West Berlin from the Soviets.

jax Squadron of The Royal Tank Regiment applied the "Berlin Brigade" scheme to at least two Challenger 2s in late August 2017. The repainted tanks "will be used for U.K. training as part of an ongoing study into proving and improving the utility of main battle tanks in the urban environment," the regiment stated…"


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Lion in the Stars29 Aug 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

"New Urban Camo Won't Save British Tanks…" from British Treasury beancounters.

Looks like someone missed part of the memo about Berlin Brigade camo: Every vehicle was painted EXACTLY the same, as a way to prevent photo-ID and counting how many vehicles there were.

JMcCarroll Inactive Member29 Aug 2017 3:59 p.m. PST

And I thought they used left over paint.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 4:39 p.m. PST

I love the 'Chinese Eye' inherited from 4RTR

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Aug 2017 8:06 p.m. PST

Are there photos of what Modern urban cameo looks like in the distance, among buildings and streets, like a "Where's Waldo" of sorts?



goragrad30 Aug 2017 12:08 a.m. PST

I was looking for one yesterday CC – there was one i saw a few years ago that was remarkable. The tank was about a block away and blended right in – you had to look really closely to pick it out.

JARROVIAN Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2017 2:40 a.m. PST

You mean like this

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP30 Aug 2017 7:32 a.m. PST


Good picture, but still too easy to spot. Probably because that one has the tank front and center, and so close.


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