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A7V Sturmpanzer Info

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G.Driver 10thLF

Hi can anyone tell me the colours and markings on this german tank? was it camo patterned?

i understand this could be a hard one. not only because the pics are black and white but as i think there was only 20 produced and as far i i know theres only one left in the Queensland Museum, Australia.

any help would be great

- Graham

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Robert Dunlop

Graham, when you say 'tank', are you referring to a specifc A7V (eg Mephisto) or to A7Vs as a class?

Robert

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G.Driver 10thLF

as a class, were certain ones painted differently?

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Robert Dunlop

Yes, individual tanks were painted differently. There were themes, all of which were based on the Feldgrau colour applied after manufacture. These themes included:

  • Flame pattern in pale green
  • Large patches of red-brown and clay-yellow
  • Red-brown spotting
  • Patches of pale green
  • Patches of red-brown and pale green

Individual tank commanders could decide on the scheme for their own tank.

Robert

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Robert Dunlop

Here is an example, using a 1/300 scale A7V manufactured by NavWar:

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Robert

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G.Driver 10thLF

cheers! The ones I've seen are just the standard "ocean gray" colour. Well.... With a hint of "Flanders mud" too ;)

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G.Driver 10thLF

Wow thanks for the skins link. Looks great.

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James A Pratt III

There is a book on these AFVs and the captured British tanks used by the Germans in WWI that describes there actions, color schemes,ect. When I find the title ect I will post it here. I believe these vehicals were painted grey at first and were later painted in a 3 color scheme of ochre/green/brown.

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Robert Dunlop

Yes, the book was written by Hundleby and Strasheim. The information about patterns posted above was drawn from that source. Apologies for not indicating that at the time.

Robert

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Landsturm

There's only one place for this:

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Yes, the book was written by Hundleby and Strasheim. The information about patterns posted above was drawn from that source. Apologies for not indicating that at the time.

Robert

The Hundleby & Strasheim book is out of print now, but they have an update based on new research coming out in early-mid 2010.

For those interested, there is a recent book by Hundleby on the making of the A7V replica "Schnuck" that was displayed at 2009 Tankfest at Bovington (see

).

Copies of "A New A7V Tank" can be purchased direct from Max Hundleby by post at 7 Pine Grove, Chorley, Lancs, PR6 7BW. Cost is £10 inc postage.

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