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How long were the Mk.I and Mk.II supply tanks used?
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How long were the Mk.I and Mk.II supply tanks used?  Can I add the red and white stripes on my model or were they pensioned by the time the stripes started to be used?



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Stripes painted also on the cabin roofs.



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Thanks. I haven't seen that pic before. They are all Mk.IV?

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These photos show a MkII with recognition stripes being loaded onto a railcar.



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Thanks. I am getting so many brown tanks that a spot of colour is welcome.

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I believe the recognition stripes only began after the Battle of Cambrai in November 1917, when the Germans managed to recover, repair and deploy about thirty MkIV tanks as Beutpanzer.

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Recognition stripes weren't promulgated until May 1918.

https://landships.activeboard.com/t55953613/introduction-of-horn-stripes/

The other Landships website (the Google one) shows that early supply tanks were still in use late in 1918. I guess they just ran them until they fell apart.

Charlie



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See the original article on this.

https://landships.activeboard.com/t55953613/introduction-of-horn-stripes/

Tony



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Hi

Elles sent a letter, dated 11 March 1918 to GHQ to inform them that the White/Red/White marking had been selected after trials of different markings, requesting that they have 'official' instructions to have the Tanks marked and Armies and RFC notified.

HQ RFC sent a letter to the Air Ministry on 14 March 1918 informing them that this marking had been selected.

Drawings appear at different dates in War Diaries, I have drawings including one dated 29 April 18, from AIR 1 docs, and these also appear in a Third Army War Diary document dated 8 May 18.

Mike



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