Opel Cow Camo in Greece 43-44?

Joined: August 2nd, 2008, 12:05 pm

May 17th, 2011, 12:06 am #1

Saw this pic on eBay recently and curious if anyone has ever seen anything similar before? Its hard to be 100% sure from the resolution of the posted shot but it appears to perhaps be a form-fitting tarp/engine cowl cover of some kind rather than paint as the radiator grills and side vents aren't visbile? It was captioned as something like "LW trucks on a Siebel Ferry in Greece 1943-44";



Wonder why the weird bovine-inspired scheme though - maybe a big attack planned on a Greek dairy?
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Joined: November 18th, 2010, 7:25 pm

May 21st, 2011, 4:26 pm #2

...mmmmm maybe it was a very long vehicle to be hidden in a storage room....and that is the point for these camo..... i think
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Joined: August 2nd, 2008, 12:05 pm

May 30th, 2011, 1:32 am #3

Who knows - thats as good a theory as any to explain the odd noses on them...

The seller listed another view of these Blitzs below which I bought yesterday so when I get the shot I will post a high res scan to see if we can make any more sense of it:



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Joined: August 2nd, 2008, 12:05 pm

June 6th, 2011, 5:28 am #4

Saw this pic on eBay recently and curious if anyone has ever seen anything similar before? Its hard to be 100% sure from the resolution of the posted shot but it appears to perhaps be a form-fitting tarp/engine cowl cover of some kind rather than paint as the radiator grills and side vents aren't visbile? It was captioned as something like "LW trucks on a Siebel Ferry in Greece 1943-44";



Wonder why the weird bovine-inspired scheme though - maybe a big attack planned on a Greek dairy?
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Joined: September 25th, 2008, 2:25 pm

June 6th, 2011, 11:46 am #5

Interesting Camo ! , one of the soldiers is wearing shorts so i am guessing it`s a late spring early summer time period . Maybe its not white and black but a sunbleached Dunkelgelb and Olivegrun camo ?
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Joined: August 13th, 2009, 8:53 pm

December 31st, 2011, 6:23 pm #6

Saw this pic on eBay recently and curious if anyone has ever seen anything similar before? Its hard to be 100% sure from the resolution of the posted shot but it appears to perhaps be a form-fitting tarp/engine cowl cover of some kind rather than paint as the radiator grills and side vents aren't visbile? It was captioned as something like "LW trucks on a Siebel Ferry in Greece 1943-44";



Wonder why the weird bovine-inspired scheme though - maybe a big attack planned on a Greek dairy?
was the inspiration for that camouflage pattern:



One of the lesser publicized, and equally unimportant, stories of World War II was that Mr. Manicotti, Ralph and Ed's neighbor, was a sleeper agent for the Abwehr. Here he is after catching the boys with a secret message recording from Zossen, which they found in the hallway; and, which Ed mistook for the latest "Little" Jimmy Littlefield Orchestra hit song:




He was able to send samples of Ed's wallpaper, purchased at Martin Paints on Manhattan Avenue in the Greenpoint ("Greenpernt" in Brooklynese) section of Brooklyn, to Herr Dr.Ing.Dpl. und Mysterious Sneaky Guy Hans Kammler, also known as "Chops" by his close friends. Ol' Hans thought that the design was too gauche for use in the brand spanking new New Reich Chancellery (it clashed with the drapes). He did, however, have the foresisight to realize that it would be perfect as a camouflage pattern that would fool the British into thinking that all those Opel Blitzes travelling through the Greek countryside at 70 kph were actually nothing more than cows in a hurry.

I hope that this expanation clears things up.

P.S.

Outstanding site! Love those JT build logs.

Happy New Year, Guys!

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