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I agree it looks nice ... but they should have left it late war dull grey camo as the color. Not sure how many fought in the desert .... (or at least that's what that camo reminds me of).

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I agree it looks nice ... but they should have left it late war dull grey camo as the color. Not sure how many fought in the desert .... (or at least that's what that camo reminds me of).

Depends how late war you are talking Darrell (I can only see red X's, so I assume it is dark yellow or dark yellow/ brick red). RAL 7021 (dark grey) was used in 1945 in the last months of the war due to shortages and/or expediancy. Prior to this in 1944 tanks were leaving the factory in dark yellow (RAL 7028). Tanks units would then apply paint (if they had the time or supplies!!) that best suited the local enviroment. One scheme ordered by OKH was on October 31st of 1944 was that dark yellow (RAL 7028) was to be replaced by primer red oxide (RAL 8012) as a base colour with dark yellow (RAL 7028).

OKH orders regarding paint schemes for armour toward the end of the war were many, some units ceased to exist before the changes could be implemented, or were simply ignored.

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Johnsy

Edit: No Panthers served in the desert, only Tigers were sent to North Africa, and not many of them either.

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I have seen the Pics and they did a buetiful job.This was a war trophy brought back to Canada .The color may have been done from original found on the vehicle as it did have zimmerit left on it. It did run into the 1950's so is a possible runner .That is not the policy of that particular museum though. Still it is now inside and looks Buetiful.

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I agree it looks nice ... but they should have left it late war dull grey camo as the color. Not sure how many fought in the desert .... (or at least that's what that camo reminds me of).

I agree with you, I love the panzer gray color..... :D with a little mud on it.

Lorenzo

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I have seen the Pics and they did a buetiful job.This was a war trophy brought back to Canada .The color may have been done from original found on the vehicle as it did have zimmerit left on it. It did run into the 1950's so is a possible runner .That is not the policy of that particular museum though. Still it is now inside and looks Buetiful.

Mark

I would love to see it in person and wish they would let you go inside and look at the interior.

That would be great:

Lorenzo

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