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NinetyMIKE #1 Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:12 AM

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What inspired the black stripes ?

I'm not complaining, the tank looks very cool overall.

I'm just curious as to where this paint scheme is from.

It's certainly not from the actual ISU-130, this tank was only a prototype and never saw service.

White stripes where very common on Soviet tanks late in the war, but I've never seen black stripes before.

All I could find was the history behind the white stripes.

 

Stephen Hamiliton’s (2008.25) ‘Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin’ where, citing a ShAEF report dated 21/04/45, he states:
‘Still believing they [the Soviets] would run into U.S. or British units along the way [to Berlin], Stavka agreed with Eisenhower that Soviet tanks should be painted with a white stripe around the turret and a white cross on the top. It has been suggested that this stripe was designed for recognition of Soviet tanks and SP guns during the street fighting in Berlin, but in reality [Hamilton proposes] it was to differentiate their vehicles from the Western Allies. Studies of late war photos of Russian armour depict no vehicles outside of the fighting for Berlin carrying the white stripe. By the end of April the Soviet tank recognition marking changed from the white stripe to a small triangle on the turret. This change was caused by Gertman Panzers in the 9. Armee painting their tanks with the Soviet recognition stripes in an attempt to fool the Soviets during their breakout West. Again, a study of late war Soviet photos show the small triangle marking on vehicles involved in the Berlin fighting but nowhere else.’

 

 



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Idk but I don't much care for the racing stripes on the top of the gun mantle it looks kinda goofy.
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BrogueOne #3 Posted 07 April 2017 - 04:52 AM

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I just watched a short documentary on the SU and ISU tanks today. There was a piece of footage that played showing tanks with that exact paint scheme but with white stripe and stars on a green background. At least that's what I figured since it was black and white footage

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View PostNinetyMIKE, on 07 April 2017 - 12:12 AM, said:

What inspired the black stripes ?

I'm not complaining, the tank looks very cool overall.

I'm just curious as to where this paint scheme is from.

It's certainly not from the actual ISU-130, this tank was only a prototype and never saw service.

White stripes where very common on Soviet tanks late in the war, but I've never seen black stripes before.

All I could find was the history behind the white stripes.

 

Stephen Hamiliton’s (2008.25) ‘Bloody Streets: The Soviet Assault on Berlin’ where, citing a ShAEF report dated 21/04/45, he states:
‘Still believing they [the Soviets] would run into U.S. or British units along the way [to Berlin], Stavka agreed with Eisenhower that Soviet tanks should be painted with a white stripe around the turret and a white cross on the top. It has been suggested that this stripe was designed for recognition of Soviet tanks and SP guns during the street fighting in Berlin, but in reality [Hamilton proposes] it was to differentiate their vehicles from the Western Allies. Studies of late war photos of Russian armour depict no vehicles outside of the fighting for Berlin carrying the white stripe. By the end of April the Soviet tank recognition marking changed from the white stripe to a small triangle on the turret. This change was caused by Gertman Panzers in the 9. Armee painting their tanks with the Soviet recognition stripes in an attempt to fool the Soviets during their breakout West. Again, a study of late war Soviet photos show the small triangle marking on vehicles involved in the Berlin fighting but nowhere else.’

 

 

 

I think its simply a design choice to differentiate the "HMH" version of the ISU-130 from the Vanilla or more Historical Versions if it were to come out



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View PostSovietdeath, on 06 April 2017 - 11:54 PM, said:

 

I think its simply a design choice to differentiate the "HMH" version of the ISU-130 from the Vanilla or more Historical Versions if it were to come out

What he's really saying.

 

 

"It's a premptive reskin"

 

:trollface:

 

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Sovietdeath #6 Posted 07 April 2017 - 05:32 AM

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View PostDarkgift, on 07 April 2017 - 01:13 AM, said:

What he's really saying.

 

 

"It's a premptive reskin"

 

:trollface:

 

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pretty much lol, i mean i actually enjoy these but sometimes i think sales and marketing needs to take things a bit slower



DutchCupid62 #7 Posted 07 April 2017 - 06:41 AM

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Maybe they did it to make it look a little bit different from the ISU-122S "berlin"




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