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PostPosted: Sun Oct 04, 2015 15:41 pm 
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Please take a look at the link and tell me if it is the correct colour for British military vehicles in NW Europe 1944 - 45?

http://www.stationaryengineparts.com/BS ... -Drab.html

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not sure, but the link shows it as a gloss. I'm pretty sure the paints used were matt finish. Doug


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welshbayonetww2 wrote:
not sure, but the link shows it as a gloss. I'm pretty sure the paints used were matt finish. Doug


You can order it as matt or gloss.

Is it the correct colour?

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One colour that gets quoted is Brunswick green , if you look at this chart
http://www.e-paint.co.uk/BS381%20Colourchart.asp
Light Brunswick green looks a good match to your colour ,
Off screen it may look different but to my mind it looks a bit to olive in shade , I would have said a little darker is needed .

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Your on the right track as you are using g the BS381c colour codes.


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Quick, close the can before all the worms get out!
It all depends on the unit and the time.
Olive Drab was introduce by Army Council Instruction 533, of the 12th April 1944, however that order also states
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This change will not authorise units, whose equipments, vehicles, etc, are already painted Standard Camouflage Colour No.2 (as the basic colour) to draw supplies of Olive Drab for repainting until repainting is due and necessary, and all stock of Standard Camouflage Colour No.2, in unit or RAOC charge have been exhausted."

The change was in order that American supplied equipment wouldn't need to be repainted, and it appears from photographs that it was primarily American supplied vehicles and new vehicles that were in SCC No.15 Olive Drab, whilst older vehicles retained their SCC No.2 colour scheme for some time after the invasion.

In short, yes that colour can be used, particularly for armour or Yank gear.

I think RobinDBanks is getting confused with Deep Bronze Green used pre and post war on armour and soft skinned vehicles, but wasn't used in Normandy 1944-45.

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RAFSC wrote:
Quick, close the can before all the worms get out!
It all depends on the unit and the time.
Olive Drab was introduce by Army Council Instruction 533, of the 12th April 1944, however that order also states
Quote:
This change will not authorise units, whose equipments, vehicles, etc, are already painted Standard Camouflage Colour No.2 (as the basic colour) to draw supplies of Olive Drab for repainting until repainting is due and necessary, and all stock of Standard Camouflage Colour No.2, in unit or RAOC charge have been exhausted."

The change was in order that American supplied equipment wouldn't need to be repainted, and it appears from photographs that it was primarily American supplied vehicles and new vehicles that were in SCC No.15 Olive Drab, whilst older vehicles retained their SCC No.2 colour scheme for some time after the invasion.

In short, yes that colour can be used, particularly for armour or Yank gear.

I think RobinDBanks is getting confused with Deep Bronze Green used pre and post war on armour and soft skinned vehicles, but wasn't used in Normandy 1944-45.


Cheers for that!

So, specifically, a Jeep belonging to 2nd Oxf & Bucks LI from D-Day to VE-Day?

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It is unlikely a Jeep would have been repainted out of its US OD.


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[quote="RAFSC"]The change was in order that American supplied equipment wouldn't need to be repainted, and it appears from photographs that it was primarily American supplied vehicles and new vehicles that were in SCC No.15 Olive Drab, whilst older vehicles retained their SCC No.2 colour scheme for some time after the invasion./quote]

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