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Civil War Colours

August 24 2005 at 12:56 AM
Cooper Mike  (Login coopmik2)
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Sadly I've absolutely no way of being sure, and suspect that an answer would outstrip the capacity of a list like this.

I'd suggest reading:

New Vanguard on White Armour
Armada on early russian tanks
Men at Arms on Rusian ARmy 14-17 and the two on the Civil War

All discuss markings and paint in the Civil War at some level (although that on White Armour clashes with my interpretations of British colours)

The only degree of certainty emerges after the Civil War where Steve Zaloga (and others) have documeneted the early days of Red Army painting. Janusz Magnuski has detailed early Polish painting prctices in his little book on Polish Armoured Cars.

Given that the consensus is that the Tsar's army used a dark green (this consensus may/may not be accurate) and that the evidence is that the Red ARmy used various dark greens in teh late 1920s onwards, it does seem reasonable to assume some degree of continuity, but...

Sorry to be unhelpful, but I don't think this is one that can be answered this way.

Mike Cooper

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  1. thanks - eugene sautin on Aug 24, 2005, 2:48 PM

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