login   |    register
AFV Painting & Weathering
Answers to questions about the right paint scheme or tips for the right effect.
Deep Bronze Green Chieftain?
Visit this Community
Illinois, United States
Joined: March 18, 2006
KitMaker: 2,100 posts
Armorama: 1,754 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:06 AM UTC
I know the Mark 2 Chieftain tanks came out in the 1960's, but I wondered if they came in Deep Bronze Green, as I thought the green and black was of a later era.
Joined: September 20, 2012
KitMaker: 101 posts
Armorama: 67 posts
Posted: Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 11:36 AM UTC
Mark 2 - definitely gloss Deep Bronze Green when new. I couldn't say the same for the Mark 3 though; a bit borderline between the old DBG era and the replacement NATO Green and Black, hence not the same green - a matt finish, formulated to reflect Infra Red light. The references I have say early 1970s introduction.