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M-10 Tank Destroyer interior Color Question

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M-10 Tank Destroyer interior Color Question
Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 7, 2020 2:23 PM

I'm working on a GMC M-10 Tank Destroyer but I'm unable to find pictures of actual Wartime (not museum pieces) interior pictures showing the fighting compartment color which I assume they had the floor painted OD and the side wallls white, front driver/transmission area white and the interior of the turret including the gun mechanism  in OD color.  TIA for any info.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 7, 2020 2:51 PM

plasticjunkie

I'm working on a GMC M-10 Tank Destroyer but I'm unable to find pictures of actual Wartime (not museum pieces) interior pictures showing the fighting compartment color which I assume they had the floor painted OD and the side wallls white, front driver/transmission area white and the interior of the turret including the gun mechanism  in OD color.  TIA for any info.

 

This page has some b&w photos that look to be taken from the vehicles manual. Your color call outs look to be correct, aside from the floor. Hard to say for sure, but the one clear overhead photo looks to have a white floor. Look and decide for yourself.

http://afvdb.50megs.com/usa/pics/3ingmcm10.html

 

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 7, 2020 3:00 PM

Great looking pictures stik, thanks. The floor on the color picture is green, describing the turret is traeversed to the right showing the front white drivers area. I forgot where I read that in US open topped AFV,  the inside was green if seen from the air to aid in concealment.

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 7, 2020 3:14 PM

You’re welcome. But the color photos are a restored museum vehicle. I would imagine that the floorboards visible thru the turret from overhead should be OD. But the contrast on the overhead b&w manual photo tells me otherwise.

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 7, 2020 3:45 PM

Thanks again stick.Beer  

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 7, 2020 4:01 PM

plasticjunkie

Thanks again stick.Beer  

 

Anytime PJ!

 

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Posted by stikpusher on Friday, August 7, 2020 4:04 PM

What color do you think that the pioneer tools should be? Wink

 

 

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, August 7, 2020 4:58 PM

stikpusher

What color do you think that the pioneer tools should be? Wink

 

 

 

Yea OD for sure.

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Posted by M1GarandFan on Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:08 PM

Yeah. OD I would also think. I usually paint mine a slightly different shade of OD for some contrast, considering all the different suppliers and different batches of paint.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:31 PM

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Yeah. OD I would also think. I usually paint mine a slightly different shade of OD for some contrast, considering all the different suppliers and different batches of paint.

 

Great point

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Posted by stikpusher on Saturday, August 8, 2020 1:57 PM

M1GarandFan

Yeah. OD I would also think. I usually paint mine a slightly different shade of OD for some contrast, considering all the different suppliers and different batches of paint.

 

I like to do that also

 

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