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WW1 Whippet internal colour?
Murdo
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 07:08 AM UTC
Hi all,

Does anyon know, or have any opinions on what colour a WW1 Whippet would have been inside?

I'm thinking of going for a light or mid grey.
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 08:26 AM UTC
Did you see these pics ?

http://www.primeportal.net/apc/philippe/whippet_walk.htm

Other pics can be found here :
http://svsm.org/gallery/whippet_wor
...but IMHO the color doesn't look as "authentic" as in the PrimePortal pics (but maybe it's just me )...

HTH

Frenchy
Murdo
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 11:52 AM UTC
Thanks mate.

It does look like white (or a dirty white) is the colour to go for.
barkingdigger
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 01:27 AM UTC
It looks white to me. (If I recall, the heavy on display at Bovington had a white interior too...) bear in mind the engines were not walled off from the fighting compartment in the Whippet, so any oil/fuel leaks, exhaust leaks, etc would get around. And of course the guns would fill the box with residue in no time, so "white" is probably only a relative description for a combat veteran!

Tom
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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 02:25 AM UTC
It's pretty rusted out, but the Aberdeen Whippet that I photographed has shreds of white paint still visible amongst the rust.
http://svsm.org/gallery/whippet/IMG_3717

Matt