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Sherman hatch padding, what colour?

January 24 2012 at 10:13 AM
Erik Liljegren  (Login eliljegren)
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Hi all,
What colour was the padding on the inside of Sherman hatches?
(Or any US-manufactured AFV for that matter.)

I've seen black, reddish brown and lighter green on models and my references don't give a clear answer either. I found older posts here from May 2007 that said they were reddish brown and February 2004 that said they were black and/or green. Primeportal gives no clues.

I usually paint mine reddish brown. Was there one colour or many? If so, is the colour associated with early/late production or the material of the padding? As a hypothetical example, an M4A1 produced in 1943 had reddish brown leather pads and an M4A3E8 produced in 1945 had black fake-leather pads.

Erik L

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  1. I believe... - Jesse Naughton on Jan 24, 2012, 10:20 AM
  3. My Opinion - Rob Ervin on Jan 24, 2012, 10:56 AM
    1. Black....n/t - Ken Daigle on Jan 24, 2012, 11:50 AM
  4. Thanks! - Erik Liljegren on Jan 25, 2012, 5:13 PM

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