Out with the Tan in with the Green, Kind of

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    Is it a WW3 ALERT!!!!!!????? Why paintings of the green if not WW3!?!?!? with RUSSIA PUTIN.

    GRAFENWOEHR, TRAINING AREA, Germany - Soldiers from Battle Company, 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment ("Iron Knights"), 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, rolled out the first woodland-tinged tanks to match their European operating environment under Atlantic Resolve.

    The green M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, which emerged here April 4, are the first of the Iron Brigade's fleet of more than 400 combat vehicles that will receive the new look. That includes the tanks, M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M109A6 Paladin self-propelled artillery vehicles, among other equipment. Support vehicles will remain tan.

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    "The reason that we are painting our vehicles is to better blend in with the environment that we are operating in," said Capt. James England, the commander for Battle Co. "The tan tanks were there because we've operated in a desert environment for so long. Now that the terrain has changed, we are painting them green to blend in."

    WW3 myth debunked:

    "The paint is a temporary paint," said England. "Once we go back home, we can pressure wash it off."

    https://www.army.mil/article/185828/3abct_equipment_going_green_for_atlantic_resolve
     
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