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mysteron Supporting Member of TMP25 Jun 2018 6:34 a.m. PST

As the title asks. I am looking to build firstly an Egyptian force for the 1973 war for Fait of a Nation . Did the T55s appear in plain sand colour then as in the 1967 conflict or were they all in the cammo schemes? Some 2 tone others 3 tone? The book only covers the plain sand scheme .

Thanks guys

BattlerBritain25 Jun 2018 7:13 a.m. PST

Doing a Google Image search for Egyptian T-55s and you can see that anything goes.

They had plain sand, sand + green stripes or blobs, sand + brown stripes or blobs, sand + green and brown stripes and or blobs.

So take your pick.

And they were all 'well used', so plenty of rough edges, warn paint and stains/mud all over them.

wehrmacht25 Jun 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

If you can get ahold of Wargames Illustrated 365 there was a good piece on the Yom Kippur War (featuring models from our club no less!)

Here's a blog post on the Chinese Farm battle: link

And painting the Egyptian armour: link

Cheers

w.

Martin Rapier26 Jun 2018 12:08 a.m. PST

I use the various different camo schemes to differentiate the different units.

As noted above, you go with with pretty much whatever you like.

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP26 Jun 2018 12:13 a.m. PST

Thanks guys.

I must admit I am slightly outside my comfort zone with this theatre and era being normally a WW2 + ACW gamer.

I think I need to pick up a couple of books as well.

Zookie08 Jul 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

I don't think any of the Arab forces had a official cameo scheme. I think that was decided on the local level. As far as Egypt goes I have seen a huge variety in photos.
Here is a good resource. All of these illustrations are based on photos. Scroll to the bottom for examples of several nations paint schemes. Including Egypt.
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mysteron Supporting Member of TMP09 Jul 2018 12:18 a.m. PST

Thanks Zookie

I actually stumbled across that Site when doing more research after I posted my opening post.

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