Malta stonewall camo

Discussion in 'North Africa & the Med' started by Owen, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. kfz

    kfz Very Senior Member

    iNteresting, what colour scheme is that?
  2. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Looks like the same vehicle in most pictures so from this image is it safe to guess at a 'standard' Dark Yellow, Olive Green & Red Brown pattern? Highly speculative business from Black and white though.

    Last edited: Feb 6, 2018
  3. Za Rodinu

    Za Rodinu Hot air manufacturer

    Just been informed that the Germans may (I have no other reference yet) have been planning to use captured KVII's in an invasion of Malta...
    The KV-2s with German cupolas were lovely ;)
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Blimey, a KV-2 coming ashore on Malta would have been a sight to behold.
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Pottered onto a couple more stonewall shots while looking up Phylo's Malta 2pdr Query:

    A Bren gun carrier of the Malta Garrison tows a trolley-load of 250-lb GP bombs to a Vickers Wellington in its dispersal at Luqa.

    THE BRITISH ARMY ON MALTA 1942 | Imperial War Museums
    The crew work on the Vickers gun of a Light Tank Mk VI during an exercise in the Maltese countryside, 24 May 1942.
  6. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  7. arnhem44

    arnhem44 Member

    Though I like the camo pattern to use on a tankmodel, can anyone explain how this wall-pattern would actually help camouflage on Malta ?
    Look at all the above pictures , more plain dirt than habitats with big boulder walls...
    Not even the buildings of Malta 1941 have this distinct pattern.
    Not even rubble/ruins would have this effect.

    Standing still, and running/driving around with this malta stonewall camo would reveal your tank/truck/helmet even faster, I believe.

  8. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Exactly, the big boulder walls that you mention.
  9. RemeDesertRat

    RemeDesertRat Very Senior Member

    There are many miles of stone wall on Malta and Gozo just like in the last pic posted by Owen, the camo must have been very effective as lots of equipment even down to tin hats were painted with it!
  10. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Malta at War museum
    Malta WM.jpg
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  11. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    I think Clive will be interested in this Bofor gun.

  12. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

  13. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Until the Administrator of this fine forum tweeted a photo of this today I'd never heard of stonewall camouflage.
    Still learning stuff about the war. Marvellous.
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  14. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    And the administrator had not heard of a hope to get a Tilly out there in stonewall either.
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    dbf Moderatrix MOD

  16. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Cracking stuff.
    I do hope they find the Matilda they're currently looking for...
  17. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian Patron

    You mean some folks are looking to see if a Matilda is under the earth somewhere on Malta? That would be pretty great to find...

    That Matilda photo is interesting as it shows a variation in the camouflage pattern. I thought it was always just two-colour but that seems to show an darker "stone" colour arround the edges of the "stones".
  18. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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    dbf Moderatrix MOD

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  20. dbf

    dbf Moderatrix MOD

    Category: film
    Creator: War Office Film Unit (Production company), Smith, Brian (Lieutenant) (Production individual)
    Production date: 1942-06-09

    Object description: Repairing motorcycles at the RAOC workshops.
    Screenshot 2019-04-16 at 22.36.23.png
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