Post-war Olive Drab ... Korean War

Was the Olive Drab paint applied to US vehicles in Korea the same shade as that used during WW2?

Thanks,

Paul

In theory, yes, but the post World War Two paint was semigloss, which “reads” darker than flat paints.

The vast majority of the vehicles used in Korea were in the WWII OD. Late in the war some of the Marine M46s showed up in Marine Green.

What about Vietnam? Same color or no?

It was a darker shade of OD used in Vietnam. That was the last shade used before the MERDC schemes became standard.

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The tanks refurbished in the Tokyo depot got the shiny paint. Most tanks in the field don’t shine because of the ever-present dust.

Many thanks for these informative responses.
I can now make some progress with my 1/72-scale Pershing.

Paul

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