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Actually, no - sorry, that's just a running joke of mine. People still persist in reviewing WW1 tank kits or doing "build" articles and claiming either that no-one knows what colour they were, or that some sort of olive green is appropriate for a Rhomboid! I'm afraid teh info has been in print since the 1930s, and certainly since David Fletcher's Landships in the '80s.
Mk V - I understand that the Emhar Mk V is their Mk IV with a new back end and roof. I don't know if this has cured the problems (detailed in Tankette, IPMS mag and on the Landships site), but it's likely that as these extended forwrad of the sponsons too, it won't have done 100%
In either even't you'll have at least a full set of Male or Female sponsons to make, and these probably won't share much with the kit bits at all. You may be able to use the gun mount from the Male sponson with a new gun, but I think that's all you can use.
If you use a V you give yourself the added problem of deleting the cooling grills and changing the cab for either a I or a II, whereas at least the IV cab is suitable as a basis, and it's roof will yield the rear hatch for a II.
Using teh V you'll hav eto scrtach a complte rear full plate, showing the rear door and radiator fan air intake/outlet. You'll get these on a IV rear plate. Both hulls will need the track adjusters modifying for a I, but leaving for a II.
So...I don't think unless the V is the right shape throughout you gain anything, and you've still a heap of plastic to cut.