- Would ‘56’ be the appropriate bridge plate number for a Chieftain Mk.5?
- Was the ammo box mount for the commander’s machine gun angled backwards,
rather than being at 90 degrees from the gun?
Yes to both
Something occurred to me …
In Osprey’s ‘Chieftain Main Battle Tank 1965-2003’ (from their ‘New Vanguard’ series),
colour profile B is captioned ‘Chieftain 2(Y)/L, Headquarters Squadron, The Queen’s Royal Irish Hussars, Paderborn, BAOR, 1978’.
As far as I was aware, QRIH wore khaki berets (or perhaps I am mistaken). If so, would this be the correct colour of the tank crews’ berets, rather than black?
I’m pretty sure QRIH would be in dark green berets with a thick band ? Kings Royal Hussars wear a dark sandy brown beret with a red patch behind the badge. As far as I remember RTR are the only tankies who wear a real black beret… All the rest are a very very dark blue (almost black)