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Coopsjc21 #1 Posted 17 April 2020 - 03:20 PM

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I understand the Germans painted white lines on their tank gun barrels to denote kills/victories, but did other nations, and if so how? I'm asking mostly about soviet tanks. Is the red star markings a WG thing, or did soviet tank crews actually do this too?

 

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Zapfhan #2 Posted 17 April 2020 - 04:14 PM

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As far as I know not every nation did it and many didn't have a "Standard" on how to mark the tank.

 

Such "Barrel marks" are much more prominent in aviation where many planes used either the emblem or a pictogram of targets destroyed. 

 

 



Nishi_Kinuyo #3 Posted 17 April 2020 - 08:47 PM

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Not sure about the savyets, but I think that it was frowned upon to make such modifications to the tanks in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Nebuched #4 Posted 18 April 2020 - 02:27 AM

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View PostNishi_Kinuyo, on 17 April 2020 - 08:47 PM, said:

Not sure about the savyets, but I think that it was frowned upon to make such modifications to the tanks in the Imperial Japanese Army.

Source ?



Nishi_Kinuyo #5 Posted 18 April 2020 - 11:25 AM

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View PostNebuched, on 18 April 2020 - 02:27 AM, said:

Source ?

Well, afaik, never were ever found, and the marks we got in-game are actually from airplanes (I think the navy ones at it).

And the IJA military commander really didn't like any sort of modifications to their tanks either.

This guy from Bovington also mentions that little bit:


Edited by Nishi_Kinuyo, 18 April 2020 - 11:27 AM.





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