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steben
10-15-2013, 09:04 AM
In the late 40ties Deep Bronze Green was re-introduced as service colour on british armour.
On paper...
http://up.picr.de/11281923rk.jpg
I've read that most tanks in Korea, surely the early first years, were Scc15 olive drab (late WW2 colour as on Sherman Fireflies). Only later DBG was introduced on the front.
http://olive-drab.com/images/id_aaa_40mm_07_700.jpg
Nobody that can help me out?

It does make sense, given glossy DBG is a very obtrusive colour. Scc15 is a much more tactical colour.
I like the typical British green on Land Rovers and they might be catchy on parades. Yet in order to achieve a convincing 1951 Korean model, I want it realistic.

Kilroy
03-14-2014, 10:04 AM
I think that it had multiply different colors. SO I think that they both had bronze and Olive.

leccy
03-18-2014, 11:35 AM
In the late 40ties Deep Bronze Green was re-introduced as service colour on british armour.
On paper...

I've read that most tanks in Korea, surely the early first years, were Scc15 olive drab (late WW2 colour as on Sherman Fireflies). Only later DBG was introduced on the front.

Nobody that can help me out?

It does make sense, given glossy DBG is a very obtrusive colour. Scc15 is a much more tactical colour.
I like the typical British green on Land Rovers and they might be catchy on parades. Yet in order to achieve a convincing 1951 Korean model, I want it realistic.

Using modern photos for the look is not much help as many vehicles are incorrectly painted with NATO Green as it is easy to obtain and cheaper - they go for a general look as opposed to exact colour for the period