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    Does anyone have a USAF M880 serries truck in original paint? Can you post a pic for me?

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    Sorry no pic.
    I am not sure if the AF had the M880 series trucks.
    The M880 series were tactical trucks, (barely)
    They did have plenty of Dodges of that era though, mostly 4 door.
    Most AF trucks that stayed on base were painted Strata Blue
    I have never seen a M880 series truck that wasn't green to start with.
    if it were AF the reg # would not start with NG, it would start with the year 76 or 77
    I have seen M1008's in 3 color camo that were AF
    Markings on the door
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    Yeah they had them.... generally they were OD with the airforce writting on the doors. What I'm looking for is the air force OD color number. I've seen USAF trucks that are an OD color different than the regular OD. They are not 34079 forest green, they are not USMC forest green and they are not CARC green either. To my eye they look like a slightly darker shade of WWII319. Was hoping the wise members of this board would have the answer for me.

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    I am not 100 % sure, But I think the color you are looking for is 34087 from the FS595A color chart.

    ( there is some questions of accuracy with some of the OD colors in some charts )

    Also, ( FYI ) I have seen a picture on the web of a M886 that was painted in a OD color That was sitting on an air field....The picture was of a current restoration of a Truck that was for sale, But I am not sure how accurate the owner was to getting the color historically correct. I do not remember seeing A.F. markings on it, But it was OD and had the white box with red cross on it.

    Hope this helps....

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    Get a load of this..... I have never seen one with a winch before.

    http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/871940396.html

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    That's it!!!! Thats the color I want....what is that number?

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    I am not sure of the actual number on this truck, The paint is pretty faded,

    I would suggest going to a serwin-williams store and asking to see their FS595A color chart ( sometimes called a fan deck ) and then try looking at
    # 34087 The colors will look a lot better and it will be easier to tell what color you need.

    also, Its a long shot, But seing how this is an ad on Craigs List you might be able to e-mail him and ask him if he knows the color number, He may also be able to give other information. If you are really lucky, he may have found the build sheet tucked in the seat back like I did. That will have the color listed on it from when it came from DODGE.

    after all, for all we know at this point, he may have repainted the truck himself and may have already done the reasearch on this paticular color.

    Just a thought,

    good luck.

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    Looks like 34087 to me, but computer colors are deceiving.
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    After some researching I've determind that the color is 34102 Dark green. I plan on using it on a M37 that use to be strata blue....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nattieleather View Post
    After some researching I've determind that the color is 34102 Dark green. I plan on using it on a M37 that use to be strata blue....

    Did you find a supplier for the paint?, I am trying to determine the color of my Airforce Deuce....

    here: http://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?t=28792
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