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Sherman V
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 09:47 PM UTC
I have seen conflicting info on the color for the stock Sherman Vs. US OD , as delivered or SCC15? I know the Firefly conversions were repainted with the SCC15 when modified. What about the regular ones? I've heard they were repainted if in for major rebuilds but left OD otherwise.
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Posted: Thursday, October 03, 2019 - 11:32 PM UTC
Thatís correct. They left the Chrysler factory in US olive drab.
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 09:35 AM UTC
I know they arrived in US paint . I know when converted to Fireflys and if the tank went in for major work they were repainted SCC15. Where the standard issue, run of the mill ones generally repainted?
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 09:39 AM UTC
No, they would not have generally been repainted unless it was absolutely necessary, due to a refit/repair or major upgrade. You would be totally safe portraying a standard Sherman V in US OD.
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 10:50 AM UTC
Also bear in mind that SCC15 was developed specifically to match US OD close enough to let only the reworked parts of a tank get repainted, rather than having to paint the whole vehicle. After all, there was a war on...
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC
That was the general read I got, but there were a number of mentions of maniacal NCOs having troops re paint things just because they could. Thanks , all. Always glad to get extra input.
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Posted: Friday, October 04, 2019 - 11:12 AM UTC

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Also bear in mind that SCC15 was developed specifically to match US OD close enough to let only the reworked parts of a tank get repainted, rather than having to paint the whole vehicle. After all, there was a war on...



Amen...
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