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British Mark V markings

April 1 2006 at 6:50 AM
werner kattinger  (Login kattinger)
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In the Book "The Irish Civil War" there is a photo of the Armistice Day parade in Dublin in 1919. There the Whippet tank "Golikelly" is wearing this very colourful scheme of national recognition markings which I have used for my model.



In Ireland at that time there was not much probability of a Whippet being mixed up with an enemy tank but on the other hand also not much use for sophisticated camouflage. Does anybody know if this scheme was specially applied for the parade only (other tanks, mainly the Mk. Vs shown in the photo of the parade are rather dull, without much markings) or was it used during normal operations?

 
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Dick Taylor
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April 2 2006, 1:50 AM 

I think that it is unlikely to have been applied just for the parade, but that it was probably that (unknown) unit's interpretation of the placing of the markings; WW1 stripes continued to be seen throughout the 1920s.

Dick

 
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