OK, going crazy here, so please listen up. - During the Vietnam war years we would be told to go to the Q and get some Olive Drab to repaint our vehicles.
The olive Drab we used was what I thought OD actually was, but that as I now know, it was only one of hundreds(?) of different shades.
If I was Chris Wauchope, et.al I would have no problem, but I aint.
Can anyone give me a reasonably close acrylic color to the one that covered the APCs and Centurions that Australia fielded in SVN.
Sorry to drag up an old thread but thought I might offer some info to assist.
The M113's we sent to Viet Nam were still in U.S. Olive Drab for a number of years. Similarly 1ARMD's Centurions travelled to theatre in Bronze Green initially.
Australian LOD was authorised for use sometime in 1968, which meant any vehicles arriving in country from that point forward, would obviously be in that colour. For quite some time after 1968, tracks & Cents could still be seen in country in their original colours, whilst waiting for their depot level maintenance date. An interesting photo I've seen (in the research section on Mouse House site IIRC) is one of our M113's with the T50 turret, sans track guards. Vehicle had received its AS LOD paint, however you can clearly see the U.S. OD demarcation line where the guard had been