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PostPosted: Tue 14 Feb 2012 12:05 pm 
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That's an interesting colour scheme on that jeep !
Looks like it has one red wheel, one black and seems to be painted in an overall scheme more suited to a desert climate.
Imagine the slating you'd get if you included such a scheme in your diaorama.

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I have seen a better copy of the shot than I have in my collection- mine is faded; The Jeep will be yellow;   Throughout WW2  RAF regs for aerodromes- some of which would apply to USAAF operating on loaned aerodromes- required vehicles operating constantly on the operating area were to have either yellow or orange upper surfaces or a double disc marker in one of those  colours.   I have a picture of a MORRIS Light Recce car on a Bomber Command aerodrome without armament being used as a tractor for the runway caravan,  It is all yellow-   the caravan was black & white squares.  
I guess that JEEP would belong to the aerodrome OPS/ATC type folks.  On various websites of WW2 US on UK aerodromes lots of highly visible Jeeps.


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Thanks for that snippet of information Ted. I've seen plenty of pictures of 'checkerboard' Jeeps on US airfields but that's the first I've heard of yellow being used.
I'm now off to Google the Morris Light Recce car !

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The Morris Recce car was common with the RAF Regt,  attached is a capture from a film, not the clearest but in the film there is no doubt.   Also attached an RAF Regt Morris just to give a flavour, from the middle of the war, some odd employement for armoured cars. I have seen pics of both the Morris and Beaverettes used in conjuction with glider training  and with balloon sqn.
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The car with the bullock cart is in the Azores.  Finish is SCC 2 and SCC 1a but notice that the turret is the darker colour with the light circles on it.  This odd feature shows up up on several of these cars but it is not normal.


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Thank goodness you can see them Mike    I was thinking I was seeing things !!


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Ted, the car was originally in MTP 46 style but a lot of it seems to have been overpainted with patches of SCC 2,  It is in need of some TLC.


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I guess very little TLC in that far flung neck of the woods .
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A win for practicality over some paper-shufflers ideality. :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon 04 Feb 2013 18:21 pm 
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What with the release of the new Airfix Bomber support kit, i pleased to see it includes a vehicle that is a Standard tilly. This was in place at my local RAF Station and painted YELLOW. Used to guide visiting aircraft to the station and for guiding squadron aircraft back to dispersal in really bad weather. Was referred to as the 'Yellow Peril' by the WAAF drivers, much needed vehicle for my diorama of RAF Grimsby.

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I've often seen references to SCC1 and SCC2 colors. Can someone enlighten me as to what these mean. While I have references none use these terms. Usually it's just dark earth,with or without black . Or later, green or olive drab. Whitewash in winter. My old Squadron book on British camo and markings has the anti gas paint spot as zinc chromate but on models by British modelers they seem to use something that looks like yellow chromate. What is the correct color ?

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SCC.2 and SCC1A are browns used as basic and disruptive colours respectively on army and RAF vehicles from 1941 till the end of the war. SCC.2 has in the past been called 'dark earth' since it resembled the colour on RAF aircraft or believed to be the same colour. Black is the most noticable disrupter due to a high contrast with SCC.2 which it too was used with. The late green shade is SCC.15 Olive Drab used from early 1944. It does not match the US colour of that name nor is it the same green as on aircraft. The gas patch is a yellow shade, in 2009 I matched a 1940 sample with equal parts of Humbrol 81 and 99, although I tend to used 81 on its own. If you want to find out more about British colours, google Mike Starmer.


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And very greatful we are Mike for all your (continuing) research into British vehicle colours!!!


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Thanks for the info on the colors. I was aware of those but not under those names. But my sources were done before the time restrictions on the relative orders. Guess I need to update my references !!! LOL!!!

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