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    Default Painting army style

    This is a interesting wartime movie:

    https://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/i...ect/1060033073

    The little water trucks are MWC Bedfords, they are finished in the Caunter camoflage scheme.

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    Thanks for the film clip, quite interesting as to how things were done back then.
    I can imagine a little kid asking Grandad "What did you do during the war Grampa?"
    "I painted stripes and colours on the trucks, so they couldn't be seen"
    To grow old is mandatory, growing up is optional.

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    Looks like a Ford XY panel van that has been painted in the current Aust. army camo scheme !

    The army did use XY utes but not sure about if they ever used panel vans. I took these pics of a genuine ex army XY/XW ute at a car show a few years back. Much rarer than a WW2 Jeep. over 600,000 made, probably less than 100 of these utes were made for the army.


    xy1.jpg

    xy2.jpg

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    Good one

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