Challenger 2 @ BATUS Query

I have various photos of the Challenger 2 at BATUS.
Am I correct in thinking that the lower hull behind the
wheels would have retained the NATO green colour,
and that the wheels were painted overall sand?
Also, does anyone know the actual width of the white
β€˜45’ markings on the turret roof?

Thanks,

Paul

I can imagine that the underside of the lower hull retainst it’s NATO green color scheme.

ETA: removed the non-BATUS pictures and added another BATUS Challenger pic.

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Only the top image you did Reynier is from BATUS, the other 2 are the Warminster OpFor Sqn on SPTA.

But you can see the top BATUS one has at least one green wheel fitted. I’m pretty sure any of the sand colour ones are from dwindling stocks now. The ones demanded will probably mostly be green now.
I would guestimate the white 45’s are about 8 to 10cm in width.
And the lower hull is left NATO green

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Thanks to you both for the helpful responses.
Yes, I guessed the last two photos were from Warminster.

Paul

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BATUS

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BATUS wagons have the Veh Zap number on the very front skirt and a call sign on the 2nd one in.

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The pictures he posted have zaps on them.
Dont go by the sand/brown or green and sand, it depends on what maintenance leval is being done at the time, all vehicles turning up from uk or Germany, since batus started using them have gone through just a quick covering of paint for first season to full strip and local paint, so could be green or sand, now brown/ sand covering

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Good shots of the paint rub off on the wheels/sprockets and fuel drums

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