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Note the allied star is not quite lined up. I don't think that my Dad who is at the wheel would be too concerned.

Those of you who are familiar with American vehicle used by the RASC; What is the wagon ?

 

Its a Mack EH 5 tonne 4x2, a civilian truck modified extensively for military use. The fuel filler neck behind the guy standing gives it away. 2,400 of these trucks came to the U.K. under lend lease.

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Oh dear - another one from the same stable as the Jeep in post 1!

 

Is that an 8 or a double cheeseburger? :-D The star looks a bit queasy too.

 

I mean, just imagine turning up at a rally with that? ..............

 

....................................................................................And then pulling out a photo to show the critics! :cool2:

 

 

GMC Stencils.JPG

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I think that is an ordnance vehicle from RAF Knettishall in Suffolk, known as Station 136 to the American 8th Air Force.

Knettishall had a very interesting history, but lousy painters obviously.

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Correct Paul, same as the Jeep in first post. They had their priorities right though at Station 136....

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Just how much of the vehicle do you need to mask off then? :-D Note also the effect of weathering and rain lower rear.

 

WC54 Stencil.jpg

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Oh dear - yet another example from the Mighty Eighth's mightiest - the 388th BG.......

 

388th BG Stenciling.JPG

 

Dare anyone replicate this? :blush:

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Oh dear - yet another example from the Mighty Eighth's mightiest - the 388th BG.......

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]72701[/ATTACH]

They obviously applied this one while they were driving along a bumpy lane !!!!!!!

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I've seen a Shilka 'restored' where they even painted the guns gloss black.........

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Its a bit like d day invasion stripes on aircraft. Most of these were roughly applied in the field, but if you were spending millions restoring a spitfire would you dare to paint them by hand? What pricle authenticity eh?

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Do a good underjob of paint to preserve the vehicle, then add a top coat of 'Proffesional Distress'. :-D Military reasons to paint a vehicle. 1 Protect metal work 2 Camouflage 3 Looks.

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Oh dear - yet another example from the Mighty Eighth's mightiest - the 388th BG.......

 

[ATTACH=CONFIG]72701[/ATTACH]

 

Dare anyone replicate this? :blush:

 

 

This is actually a secret code concerning the hiding place of the ark of the covenant.

read all about it in my bestseller book...:D

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