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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian20 Jan 2023 11:14 a.m. PST

You were asked – TMP link

What percentage of your painted WWII German vehicles are in panzer gray?

Average response: 36.96%

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2023 5:38 p.m. PST

The two most common responses among those who had any Panzer Gray vehicles, were 30% and 50% which somehow fails to surprise. Might be interesting to ask the same question about Dunkelgelb, or desert camo. I bet the results would be similar.

Murvihill21 Jan 2023 6:07 a.m. PST

I expect many players are attracted to WW2 because of the big cats and those weren't grey. Shame though, early war stuff is actually cooler.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2023 12:47 p.m. PST

and they were actually "Panzer" grey (forgive our spelling) and brown patches in reality. Weird I know and I was never convinced, but I am now. The early war German stuff was not a patch on the best (stress best) British/French armour. It was just much better employed, plus they did not expect one poor eejet to command the tank, aim the gun, load the thing, fire it etc…..

Murvihill22 Jan 2023 9:07 a.m. PST

German tanks were more poorly armed and armored than early war enemies in many cases but communication (both internal and external) was better and the tactical doctrine for the Germans was better than everybody else's. Still, reading the casualty rates for German armor in 39-41 was a real eye opener.

Col Piron22 Jan 2023 9:41 a.m. PST

" they were actually DunkelGrau and Dunkelbraun patches in reality."

Only till July 1940 after then , till Feb 1943 they were all over DunkelGrau .


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2023 5:43 a.m. PST

Very useful link. Thanks for that

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