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Gulf War 2 Vehicle marks

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I asked this a while ago and this seemed one of the most plausible answers.


I believe the inverted V (/\) was first used in the Gulf war (1991) as it is an Arabic 8 and represents the number of countries in the coalition. After the Gulf it was adopted by the British/Americans and used in most war zones, such as Bosnia, Kosovo etc as a recognition symbol. I'm not sure why they turned it on its side in 2003 for Operation Telic (or Iraqi Freedom if you are an American) but they did.





I've since spoken to a couple of mates who have come back from 'Iraqistan' driving so marked wmiks and they can't offer any precise explanation:undecided:

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SirHC is right, unfortunately due to the cowboy tendency of our US allies to perform spectacular "blue on blue" acts the chevron seem not to work very well.


Funny is that Tsahal uses the chevron pointing up/down/right/left to indicate the company a vehicle belongs to.



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