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machinehead Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2022 1:38 p.m. PST

I assume these are British halftracks, the center one is OD green so what is the best guess on the other two?

kfkggkulgg (1280x831) by machinehead1956, on Flickr

Thresher0102 Apr 2022 5:09 p.m. PST

British Green, or the correct term for that, which tends to be a more blue-green color, as shown nicely in the image.

Good catch on the OD one in the middle.

khanscom02 Apr 2022 7:19 p.m. PST

IIRC Bronze Green is the British term.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Apr 2022 6:53 a.m. PST

Army Painter make a nice one

Black Bull03 Apr 2022 9:52 a.m. PST

The British term was SCC 15 Olive Drab

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2022 9:56 a.m. PST

Well the front mudguards are International Harvester make, so they are Lend Lease. Therefore M5 or M9s and the front one is an A1 as it has the 50 on the pedestal.

What a great (and important) photo, as it seems original and not colourised and shows the contrast between OD and whatever that awful blue green colour is. If that is Bronze Green, as applied to UK armour, then it really needs to be shown. However awful. The front one even has an OD jerrican mounted!

What a great find!

Royston Papworth03 Apr 2022 11:28 a.m. PST

Is the rear vehicle a Scout car, rather than a half track? It looks smaller than the others..

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2022 1:23 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info on the color. I found that photo a few years ago (I think on Missing Lynx), it is not colorized. I have thousands of photos, some in color like this one that is from a series of color photos. It is the best of the series and also not colorized.


Garde de Paris04 Apr 2022 8:32 a.m. PST

This last photo of the German "Vespsa" self=propelled 105mm Artillery piece prompts me to ask if this carriage was ever used to mount a 75mm anti-tank gun, as in the Marder series?

Years ago I used a wonderful 7/76 scale plastik kit (Airfix?) with such a gun, and it looked great. Just a way to get a 1/76 "Marder" into action.


machinehead Supporting Member of TMP04 Apr 2022 8:46 a.m. PST

The Marder 2 used the Panzer 2 chassis like the Wespe above.

machinehead Supporting Member of TMP05 Jun 2022 10:32 p.m. PST

Going through my archives I found another vehicle painted in that bronze green color.


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