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Modern British Army Bridging Plate Colour ...
pbennett
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 08:30 AM UTC
Am I correct in thinking that bridge classification plates on modern British Army trucks are grey, replacing the earlier yellow? My reason for asking is that I am working on a resin kit of the Foden 6x4 Low Mobility Fuel Tanker. As no markings are included with the kit, I need to source suitable items from my spares box.
Johnnych01
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 09:41 AM UTC
Not all of them have bridge classification plates nowadays. Sometimes they would be painted on by hand like we did in Bosnia, but you would also see blank grey or black discs with no numbers at all. So if you go without one you won't be wrong.
I can make a few phone calls tomorrow at work and go up to our MT yard in camp and look at the wagons up there if you want ?
pbennett
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Posted: Monday, August 03, 2020 - 11:03 AM UTC
John,

Thanks for the info. I've also seen photos of vehicles without bridging plates, so I'll do likewise with this one. The kit I'm building is one that I've had for many years from the old CMSC range ... resin and white-metal, well detailed, but requiring some TLC during the assembly and painting stages.

Paul