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REFORGER M2 Bradley question
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Hessen, Germany
Joined: November 10, 2005
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 12:26 AM UTC

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One thing that was done on at least some M1s in Germany was mud camo.

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Talking about the Bradley in REFORGER, this one, pictured in 1985 (from the 1st Battalion, 7th Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division) appears to have a (faded) temporary camo scheme :

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and maybe this one as well...



For the M1: the 11th Armored Cavalry used some mud camo during REFORGER '83.
The M2/3 from 1985 have some white wash camo over forest green, it was during a winter REFORGER.
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Texas, United States
Joined: March 05, 2003
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Posted: Friday, August 09, 2019 - 12:38 AM UTC
I was at 2AD(Fwd) in '88-89. Our armor was green. It's in the Tankograd Op Free Lion book.

I'd suggest looking at https://military-database.de/manoever-nach-jahr-exercises-by-year/
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United States
Joined: February 16, 2014
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Posted: Friday, August 16, 2019 - 11:04 PM UTC
I'm just getting back into building and I'd like to build both a bradly IFV and a M1 MBT from approx 1982-1983

I know that they were basically a solid forest green color... What raddle can of spray paint matches that shade of green the best?

BTW, I was with 3/68th Armor, 8th Infantry Division (Mannheim, Germany) from 1980 to 1983 and we still had M60A3 TTS tanks and M113s when I left in the summer of 83.
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Florida, United States
Joined: May 16, 2002
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Posted: Saturday, August 17, 2019 - 03:25 AM UTC
Testors Model Master has FS34079 Forest Green in a spray can.