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PSM MVD Signs & Tanker Marks
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 01:09 AM UTC
Bill Cross reviews Perfect Scale Modellbau's US MVD Signs and US "Feuergäfahrlich" Tanker Markings.



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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 05:09 AM UTC
They look like good sets to do '70s (when the reflectors first came into use) to present US vehicles in Germany.


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The biggest challenge might be in finding a Cold War-era US tanker to put these on.



This is not really an issue though since Italeri re-issued their M977/M978 HEMTT Cargo/Tanker combo or you could use AFV Club's M49A2C Tanker. Both readily available.


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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 05:34 AM UTC
Thanks, Gino, I will amend the review. I did a web search for tankers, but came up mostly with figures. Appreciate the input!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:21 AM UTC

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They look like good sets to do '70s (when the reflectors first came into use) to present US vehicles in Germany.



Actually the red and yellow Military Vehicle Delinerators (MVD) came into being in the late 80's/early 90's to help eliminate accidents between the German civilians and US military vehicles. As a Battalion Maintenance Officer in a Germany based Tank Battalion in 1990, no military vehicles, from HWMMVs to M1A1s left our Kaserne with out those things being mounted on the rear of the vehicle along with red and yellow reflective tape and a fuctioning yellow warning light, aka the whoopie lights or RAWLs. If you google REFORAGER 85, you will see no reflective markings but they start to show up from 87 on...

Can't comment on the English.German markings for fuel trucks - they probably have been around for a while, maybe the 70's as Gino mentioned above.

FWIW...

John
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Posted: Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:43 AM UTC
Thank you, John, hands-on experience is always better than the Internet, LOL! Much obliged.