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Joined: October 2nd, 2009, 4:24 am

January 13th, 2017, 7:50 pm #1


Hello,

I am looking for any information i can get about the m4a2e8's in the photos below. What i do know is that these photos were taken in the 70's with a reserve unit. From what i understand the Ontario Regiment had the last remaining Shermans in the 70's. Are these Ontario Regiment Shermans? Is there anymore photos's of that interesting Camouflage they are sporting?





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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

January 13th, 2017, 11:16 pm #2

I've seen those cammo colours used before, but never on a Sherman.

Ah, back when the Reserves actually had tanks!

The yellow over blue on the Police car license plate I believe is 1970's Alberta. I don't recall those colours being in use in Ontario in the 70's.

tried to blow up the cap badge part, maybe someone can ID the regt from that?
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Joined: July 10th, 2004, 12:25 am

January 14th, 2017, 3:37 am #3

We had black letters over yellow in the '70's.



I may now have to reconsider my scheme for my almost completed M4A2! Cool photos.

Jim
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Joined: December 30th, 2003, 11:57 pm

January 14th, 2017, 4:35 am #4

Hello,

I am looking for any information i can get about the m4a2e8's in the photos below. What i do know is that these photos were taken in the 70's with a reserve unit. From what i understand the Ontario Regiment had the last remaining Shermans in the 70's. Are these Ontario Regiment Shermans? Is there anymore photos's of that interesting Camouflage they are sporting?





You betcha! Post war Shermans sporting camouflage colours. I had only seen B&W images of these tanks previously. These colour images are excellent for confirming the actual colours.

This is a post war Sherman I have wanted to model for years but could not confirm the colours!

Where did you find these images?

Here's another pic of 11A on a roll past the gates of the residence of the Honourary Col. R.S. McLaughlin on his 100th birthday in 1971! Your images were likely taken before or after the parade.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CsNRrJZXEAACJPF.jpg
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Joined: October 2nd, 2009, 4:24 am

January 14th, 2017, 4:57 am #5

Hello,

I am looking for any information i can get about the m4a2e8's in the photos below. What i do know is that these photos were taken in the 70's with a reserve unit. From what i understand the Ontario Regiment had the last remaining Shermans in the 70's. Are these Ontario Regiment Shermans? Is there anymore photos's of that interesting Camouflage they are sporting?





I found the images on
https://laststandonzombieisland.com/tag ... rman-tank/
I was also drawn to the unique camouflage on a Sherman in the 70's so great!
Thanks for the extra image Jason and the confirmation of the Ontario Regiment. It looks like the tan goes around the bottom edge all the way around with the two greens mottling the upper Hull and turret.
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Joined: December 30th, 2003, 11:57 pm

January 14th, 2017, 5:14 am #6

They are outstanding images.

From the digging around I have done over the years looking at B&W images of the Ont R post war Shermans it appears the camouflage colours are very close if not identical to the colours used on the 8CH Lynxes and M113A1s in the late 1960s in Petawawa. The timeline matches the Ont R tanks and the colours are very close.

http://media.wix.com/ugd/279ff1_4cb65ee ... 546c40.pdf

http://media.wix.com/ugd/279ff1_26bc3c8 ... 497d1c.pdf

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Joined: October 2nd, 2009, 4:24 am

January 14th, 2017, 5:27 am #7

Yup! looks like a match to me as well.
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

January 14th, 2017, 6:03 pm #8

We had black letters over yellow in the '70's.



I may now have to reconsider my scheme for my almost completed M4A2! Cool photos.

Jim


see if this posts now..
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Joined: August 25th, 2004, 1:33 am

January 14th, 2017, 6:10 pm #9

I found the images on
https://laststandonzombieisland.com/tag ... rman-tank/
I was also drawn to the unique camouflage on a Sherman in the 70's so great!
Thanks for the extra image Jason and the confirmation of the Ontario Regiment. It looks like the tan goes around the bottom edge all the way around with the two greens mottling the upper Hull and turret.

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Joined: July 10th, 2004, 12:25 am

January 15th, 2017, 1:09 am #10



see if this posts now..
I have no recollection of that type of plate...So that must have been before the yellow/black. Consarn it!

Jim
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