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What Color is US Army Truck Canvas?
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Were US Army trucks furnished with unpainted, undyed, raw linen colored canvas?

Were US Army trucks furnished with canvas died green to match the truck?

Were US Army trucks camouflage painted to include the canvas getting the same paint jobs?

Were these same procedures followed in the USA and France?

Were these procedures continued on during the Interwar period?

I am building a vast number of WWI / Interwar US Army trucks and I am getting close to the painting point.

Thanks for any help.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

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I'll bite:
- Stained Olive Drab
- Trucks were (at the start) Raw Umber, then re-standardized as Olive Drab.
- Camo did not come out in time for the War to affectively change patterns in the field, there may have been a few, but the War ended before most factory camo jobs entered service.
-Both US and France were the same patterns/colors, there was no War in the US, so everything was 'headed' overseas to support the War effort, but obviously as things went along, support assets were being used to shuttle men, equipment and train personnel in the USA with the gear they would have (or deploy with) overseas, so some stayed back.
-Interwar changed things, but after the 20's, colors darkened (deeply), then lightened back up in the late 30's. No money to repaint or come up with schemes due to no budget and the Depression.

Sorry it took a while to answer your questions, these answers are to the best of my knowledge correct having researched a WWI Standard B for restoration and owning several WWII vehicles.
V/R W Winget
USA

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