Republican BA3's camoflage schemes and colours?

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Republican BA3's camoflage schemes and colours?

Joined: April 20th, 2005, 8:38 pm

September 13th, 2006, 2:55 pm #1

Hi All

Does anybody know if there are any sites that cover the camoflage schemes and colours for BA 3 armoured cars used in the Spanish Civil war?
Also any good reference on uniforms for crew would be useful.

TIA
Dus
Last edited by sahariana on September 13th, 2006, 2:55 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Joined: August 7th, 2004, 11:24 pm

September 14th, 2006, 2:16 am #2

Dus,

I did a lot of searching on the BA-3 (I have Zvezda.EE kit) but no pictures on Spanish Civil War.
There is one sideview color drawing, not a photo, of a BA-3 Republican colors in "Soviet Armoured Cars Vol.1 Polish Militaria 229"

John Ratzenberger
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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 8:38 pm

September 14th, 2006, 8:04 am #3

Hi John

Are you saying that they weren't used in Spain or that there just aren't any/many photo's of them there?
I don't know much about SCW and have next to no reference on the subject. So far the reference on the net does seem contradictary.

Cheers
Dus
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Joined: April 29th, 2004, 8:46 pm

September 14th, 2006, 3:22 pm #4

The loyal forces received 3 BA3 and 37 BA6 in 1936. Possibly painted in the usual russian green.
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Joined: August 7th, 2004, 11:24 pm

September 15th, 2006, 2:01 am #5

Hi John

Are you saying that they weren't used in Spain or that there just aren't any/many photo's of them there?
I don't know much about SCW and have next to no reference on the subject. So far the reference on the net does seem contradictary.

Cheers
Dus
and BTW, I'm no expert -- I was given the BA-3 to review & had to start from scratch on references ...

John
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Joined: February 21st, 2004, 10:10 pm

September 15th, 2006, 9:09 am #6

Just to put everyone out of their misery here is the one and only photo I have ever seen of a "Spanish" BA-3 initially published by Quiron Ediciones in "La Caballeria en la Guerra Civil Espanola, you can tell this is in fact a BA-3 and not a 6 by the bi-fold engine access hatch and metal tie-bar strip attached to the rear side of the vehicles upper bodywork.

SDL

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Joined: April 20th, 2005, 8:38 pm

September 15th, 2006, 9:15 am #7

Thankyou for your help gents,

I now have an idea (I am in the same boat as you John!)of what I will be doing.
BTW, am about halfway through building the kit and I am very pleasently suprised with the general fit and build of the kit. No internal detail so I will only have a couple of hatches ajar.

Ciao
Dus
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