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M-ATV BFT antenna question
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 01:17 AM UTC
Hi all
I'm currently painting the last details on my Panda M-ATV for the Wheels campaign and can't find any references to paint the BFT and the GPS antennas.
Panda gives indication to apply some decals but nothing concerning the colors. I have checked the instructions of RFM model which is of no help either.

Could anyone help with this?
TIA
Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 03:20 AM UTC
Could the BFT antenna be the same color as the one fitted to Humvees ? (from https://www.hmmwvinscale.com/bftinm997ambulance.htm )



The green item is a GPS antenna but I don't know if it's the one included in the kit...



H.P.
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 04:44 AM UTC
Thank you H.P.
I thought the BFT should be white. I see no reason why it would be different depending on the carrier.
The green GPS is also present on other AFVs so I guess this could be standard color.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 05:00 AM UTC
Looks like I might be sending you an email later.
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:12 AM UTC
Thank you Robert.

Olivier
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 10:24 AM UTC
Sent photos of units mounted on SOCOM and Big Army M-ATV-s. Neither look like above photos though.
bison126
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Posted: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 08:02 PM UTC
Thanks Robert. The mounting bracket is different but the color of the antennas is what's important to me. Now I just have to give them some color.

Olivier