blue - grey Tiran-5/6?

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blue - grey Tiran-5/6?

Joined: June 2nd, 2013, 4:17 pm

June 20th, 2015, 11:48 pm #1

Hallo
What is true on the blue -grey Tiran vehicles Story?
Any help?
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Joined: January 12th, 2007, 8:42 pm

June 21st, 2015, 12:56 am #2

Peter, the Blue-Gray was standard for the South Lebanon Army, seen also on their M50s, halftracks, and softskins of all types...even on the Firefly gate-guard survivor near Tyre. Go with what looks good to your eye from color photos; there is no specific color specified to an FS number or any other color system. It was usually hastily applied over whatever color was previously applied, and it faded and bleached pretty rapidly to say nothing of getting coated with dust or mud, depending on the weather.
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Joined: February 25th, 2006, 4:25 pm

June 21st, 2015, 12:57 am #3

Hallo
What is true on the blue -grey Tiran vehicles Story?
Any help?
Best regards
I believe those were the ones given to the SLA in Lebanon during the civil war
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Joined: June 2nd, 2013, 4:17 pm

June 21st, 2015, 10:53 am #4

Peter, the Blue-Gray was standard for the South Lebanon Army, seen also on their M50s, halftracks, and softskins of all types...even on the Firefly gate-guard survivor near Tyre. Go with what looks good to your eye from color photos; there is no specific color specified to an FS number or any other color system. It was usually hastily applied over whatever color was previously applied, and it faded and bleached pretty rapidly to say nothing of getting coated with dust or mud, depending on the weather.
Hallo
I have read about blue painted ex enemy vehicles used by the IDF to distinquish these from the stil used T-tanks by a propably conflict.
So they are used in combat in 1973 in such colors to see the difference to the egyptian tanks.
Info from net....hmhmm
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Joined: January 12th, 2007, 8:42 pm

June 21st, 2015, 3:33 pm #5

The various Soviet-bloc vehicles retained in IDF service were all painted in their standard Sand Gray color. The Tirans did eventually have a stowage basket fitted to the back of the turret, in part to deal with the friendly-fire potential you refer to. The alteration changed the profile of the tank, in theory making it more recognizable to the Israelis themselves.
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June 22nd, 2015, 12:43 pm #6

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June 22nd, 2015, 12:44 pm #7

I believe those were the ones given to the SLA in Lebanon during the civil war
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Peter
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