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Alexios02 Jul 2023 2:40 p.m. PST

Hi. Were the early Bundeswehr Leopards 2 painted in Gelboliv? My friend and I are starting Cold War armies and we thought about setting the games around 1983.


Garand02 Jul 2023 3:09 p.m. PST

Yes, some of the initial Leo IIs were gelboliv, apparently. If you do a google image search, you can see some photos


BattlerBritain03 Jul 2023 2:09 a.m. PST

I don't ever remember seeing early Leo2s in yellow but I do remember them being all over green in a called Bundeswehr green I think, a colour close to Olive Drab.

I know as that's what colour I painted mine as back then.

From around 1985 I think they switched to NATO 3 tone colours. That then forced a repaint of my ones.

Hope this helps,


Greg G103 Jul 2023 7:35 a.m. PST

gelboliv is a green colour and was the standard Bundeswehr colour from the 60's to mid 80's

Martin Rapier04 Jul 2023 12:09 a.m. PST

I also do early 80s and all my Leopards are Gelboliv. Much easier to paint than camo!

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