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Offline frank xerox

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Under the skirts
« on: June 23, 2022, 11:59:39 AM »
Unnecessary question I guess but the completist in me needs to ask.
Were schurzen painted on the inside?
 I don’t mean camouflage, but dunkelgelb? Red oxide primer? “exit this way”?
Anyone know?

Offline Michi

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 12:17:17 PM »
I don't really know, but I would expect them not to be painted. They wouldn't rust away anyway.

Offline Two Inches of Felt

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 02:03:57 PM »
Why wouldn't they rust?

Offline Michi

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 02:14:18 PM »
Why wouldn't they rust?

They would, but they wouldn't rust AWAY given that their thickness is a couple of millimetres at least.

Offline frank xerox

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 02:56:58 PM »
Cheers lads - I know I’m overthinking this.
If they’re made in a tank factory then I can see them getting automatically sprayed with primer just because. But they’re essentially disposable bits of plate steel, no doubt made in a general workshop and mated with the tank later.
But then you give a squaddie a spray gun and tell him to paint that tank....


Offline Elbows

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2022, 07:32:09 PM »
Hit up some people from the Imperial War Museum (on Facebook, etc.) - they might be able to answer this.  See if you can pop a question over to Hillary Doyle?



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Offline frank xerox

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 08:04:04 AM »
Found a pic - Pz 3 M angled so you can see the first couple of feet of the inside of the far plate and it’s support struts - it’s dunkelgelb folks. On my phone so no pic but it’s dunkelgelb

Offline carlos marighela

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 10:52:22 AM »
Did anyone really expect Germans not to paint the bits you can’t see? ;)
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Offline frank xerox

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Re: Under the skirts
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2022, 11:54:27 AM »
Nailed it! :D