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Armor/AFV: Allied - WWII
Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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M4A1 operation cobra
ShermanSam
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Drenthe, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 06:38 AM UTC
hi there,

i'm looking for info and pics of the camoflage pattern what was used during
operation cobra in july '44
i know it is someting with black and olive drab but that's al i know.

greets Sander
m60a3
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Georgia, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 06:57 AM UTC
I have read references which show the colors used as being olive drab and green. In the B & W pics, the darker color appears to be black. HTH!
Halfyank
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Colorado, United States
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:22 AM UTC
I remember reading something recently that one of the US armored divisions, I want to say the 3rd, had black bands added to their standard olive drab color.

Halfyank
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:26 AM UTC
I found that reference to black being used on Shermans. The site http://www.usarmymodels.com/MANUFACTURERS/Italeri/italeri225.html has this to say about modeling the Italeri Sherman.

Go with black camo bands of paint as used by the 3rd Armored Division.

That site, www.usarmymodels.com is a pretty good source of information on modeling the "good guys." They have just added a section on Shermans that is decent.

ShermanSam
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Drenthe, Netherlands
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Posted: Friday, March 28, 2003 - 10:46 AM UTC
thanks Rodger,

the link is very helpfull.
it also say what can changed on de model to get it right.

greets Sander