WAR OFFICE A.F.V. RECOGNITION WALL CHART No. 1

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  1. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    WAR OFFICE A.F.V. RECOGNITION WALL CHART No. 1
    Chart has no date on it , anyone know when it was issued. 1944/45?
    Keith
    chart tank poster no 1 JPG.JPG chart tank 4.JPG chart tank 3.JPG chart tank 2.JPG chart AC Humber JPG.JPG chart tank 1.JPG chart tank  london date.JPG
     
  2. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    Wouldn’t have thought there was any need to identify Grants or Matilda IIs in either 44 or 45 so maybe 43?
     
  3. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

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  4. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Would the Grant or Matilda still technically have been in service in Southeast Asia?

    I came across a recognition "card" (poster sized) for the Comet recently with similar silhouette graphics.
     
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  5. Vintage Wargaming

    Vintage Wargaming Well-Known Member

    Yes of course you are quite right
     
  6. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    On the other hand I think you are more likely correct about the date! Look at what is NOT there. No artillery SPs, no Firefly, no Churchill AVRE, no Humber Mk IV, no Crusader AA, no Staghound...
     
  7. gmyles

    gmyles Senior Member

    HI

    Just a punt, but could the "No.1" be it's version and a later version would be therefore called "No.2". This could then be early war. It still has Valentines on it and they were pretty rare towards the end.

    Gus
     
  8. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    The Grant's presence means it can be no earlier than 1942. but yes, I'm sure that's the version number!
     
  9. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

  10. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Copies sent to all American pilots, in the hope of avoiding blue on blue incidents.;)
     
  11. JITTER PARTY

    JITTER PARTY Active Member

    I don't think they had 'blue-on-blue' in WW2. Own troops would be 'red-on-red',so 'Blue-on-Blue' only to be encouraged!
     
  12. idler

    idler GeneralList Patron

    British and Commonwealth own forces were traditionally red but the French and Americans used blue for themselves and red for the opposition (which had, of course, been us on occasion). Guess who had to compromise...
     
  13. Chris C

    Chris C Canadian researcher

    Hi, I hope that posting this will be considered contributing to the thread, as I do not want to take away from discussing the wall chart.

    The labels on this read "Individual tank recognition card no. 25", "Comet", and "Silhouette Scale - 1/40th" which matches the wall chart.

    comet.JPG
     
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  14. morrisc8

    morrisc8 Under the Bed

    Thanks Chris for putting this up. Any more out there.
     
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    Richard Lewis Member

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