Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 23

Thread: Need some clarification on M880 Camo Pattern

  1. #1
    Private
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dane, WI
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default Need some clarification on M880 Camo Pattern

    Folks,
    I drove an M1028A2 CUCV while in the 10th Mountain Division in '92-'94, and I am also a model car builder. As a result, I have always had a nostalgic love for military light commercial vehicles. I want to do some military replicas of the M880 now that a Dodge truck model of that vintage has been re-released. I need some assistance from you M880 experts out there regarding camoflage for these vehicles. I found a great graphic from TB 43-0209 pages 46-47 that gives me awesome detail of the proper camo pattern, BUT it looks like a paint-by-numbers picture, and doesn't designate which number should be which color. It just lists 1, 2, & 3. If I am doing a model of a Green, Brown & Black 3-tone camo, can anyone give me some proper guidance on what colors equate to each number? Any advice or pictures with original 3-tone camo will be greatly appreciated!

  2. The Following User Says Thank You to bracketracer For This Useful Post:

    USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-03-2019)

  3. #2
    Private
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dane, WI
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    I also would appreciate input on what color the interior seat and dashboard would have been originally. I assume the floors were just black rubber or vinyl.

  4. The Following User Says Thank You to bracketracer For This Useful Post:

    USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-03-2019)

  5. #3
    4 Star General Flyingvan911's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Kansas City, MO
    Posts
    4,618
    Thanks
    949
    Thanked 1,273 Times in 788 Posts

    Default

    They have the colors and numbers listed but they donít stand out and are hard to find. 1-Black 2-Green 3-Brown. I found that printing out the pages and coloring them in with colored pencils really helps when you are actually painting the vehicle.
    Last edited by Flyingvan911; 06-03-2019 at 22:26.
    It is a poverty when a dictionary must die so a person may spell as they wish.

  6. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to Flyingvan911 For This Useful Post:

    enfieldgene (06-21-2019), Floridianson (06-04-2019), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-03-2019)

  7. #4
    Private
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dane, WI
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    Thank you very much for the info!

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to bracketracer For This Useful Post:

    USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-03-2019)

  9. #5
    Private
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dane, WI
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    I am so glad that I stumbled on this website! Not only because I was able to get this info so quickly, but because there are so many great pictures and so much great information on vehicles that I am very interested in. Thank you!

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to bracketracer For This Useful Post:

    USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-04-2019)

  11. #6
    Sergeant Major diesel583's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    N E Okla.
    Posts
    166
    Thanks
    23
    Thanked 60 Times in 32 Posts

    Default

    Interior on mine is black, seat, dash and door panels
    77 M885
    86 M1031 Contact Truck

  12. The Following User Says Thank You to diesel583 For This Useful Post:

    USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-04-2019)

  13. #7
    4 Star General BKubu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Posts
    4,224
    Thanks
    817
    Thanked 951 Times in 467 Posts

    Default

    While I have seen some M880s in the 3 color NATO camo scheme, most would have been the MERDC 4 color camo, or solid green.

    Yahoo Mail - aghinson1969@yahoo.com.jpg
    Bruce

  14. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to BKubu For This Useful Post:

    67Beast (06-04-2019), enfieldgene (06-21-2019), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-04-2019)

  15. #8
    Private
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dane, WI
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    Thank you!

  16. The Following User Says Thank You to bracketracer For This Useful Post:

    USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-04-2019)

  17. #9
    4 Star General BKubu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Gaithersburg, MD
    Posts
    4,224
    Thanks
    817
    Thanked 951 Times in 467 Posts

    Default

    I should add the clarification that most m880s would have started off either solid green or 4 color MERDC as those were the prevailing colors in the 70s. Then, they may have been repainted with 3 color camo in the 80s. Either is correct depending upon the time period you are trying to portray. David Doyle may have some information on this. His screen name is DDOYLE on this list. You may want to send him a PM.
    Bruce

  18. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to BKubu For This Useful Post:

    enfieldgene (06-21-2019), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-04-2019)

  19. #10
    Private
    Join Date
    May 2019
    Location
    Dane, WI
    Posts
    8
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 13 Times in 8 Posts

    Default

    Bruce, thanks for that confirmation. MERDC would certainly be more common, and I guess more ďauthenticĒ, but Iím a sucker for NATO 3-color, LOL!

  20. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to bracketracer For This Useful Post:

    BKubu (06-05-2019), enfieldgene (06-21-2019), USAFSS-ColdWarrior (06-04-2019)

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •