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Desert colourways 8th army Africa etc

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Hi Everyone hope we are all well :)

While I'm still hunting for a 16h thought I'd do a bit more research one thing I'm curious over is on the bikes that went to Africa 8th army etc. 

What Colour were they painted were they all in the sand colourway or was there a mix of colours drab green, brown etc? (also what's the correct term for the sand colours)

Many Thanks,

Tom

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Another thing I was curious about on the 16h bikes seen some with oil tanks with a vertical seam when looking at the bike side on  and some without was this a year change? 

Many Thanks,

Tom

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Bikes were painted according to the War office guidelines, and not sand coloured, this was sometimes done when they arrived there, but not from the factory.

The vertical seam was introduced around 1943, (from the top of my head)

Cheers,

Lex

 

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