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Armor and ground forces of the Allied forces during World War II.
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M7 question
Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 05:18 AM UTC
I know the fighting compartment was completely OD, but what about the interior of the driver's area - the inside of the front plate - interior of the transmission covers - and the transmission itself - and the inside of the bottom plate (which is a bit visible). Were any of these parts in primer, or white?

Frenchy
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 05:49 AM UTC
Looks like the one in the late Jacques Littlefield's collection (Military Vehicle Technology Foundation) is/was OD. Don't know if it is accurate or not...

http://svsm.org/gallery/m7b2?page=5

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Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 11:09 AM UTC
Merci bien, monsieur Frenchy.
taylorrl
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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 01:36 PM UTC
All of the museum pieces that I have seen have an OD interior including the transmission cover. The period photos and photos in the US Army TM's show the drivers compartment being all dark (OD) with light (white) stenciling.

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Posted: Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 04:46 PM UTC

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Merci bien, monsieur Frenchy.



You're welcome

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m4sherman
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Posted: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 04:11 PM UTC
I had a chance to get on the Littlefield M7 at a show when it was just restored. Just as far as the upper deck. The curator was amused that I knew more about it than he did.
165thspc
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 - 03:38 AM UTC
I had exactly the same question: Unfortunately I have already made my choice in the build and apparently it was the WRONG choice!