In 1981 the British army introduced an urban camouflage scheme for the Berlin Brigade which was permanently based in the British sector of Berlin. The colour scheme used three colours, brown, grey and white, the rectangles are approx. 2ft square. The exact colour spec can be found on www.emlra.org .
I imagine that the normal green and black camo stood out like a sore thumb in downtown Berlin. I should think that the supplier of masking tape made a pretty penny out of this - how much tape does it take to do the camo on a main battle tank?
My Land-Rover is a 1981 SIII 109 ex-military. Originally it had a canvas tilt but I repaced this with a hard top for security, warmth and draft free driving - a maginal improvement...
It is pretty much original except for a modest upgrade of shocks and dampers as you Americans call them, and the winch of course. I also added an internal roll bar.
The engine is a feeble 2280cc petrol delivering about 18mpg. Flat out at 72mph but the noise is so awful thatI have to wear ear defenders, 50 mph is just about the tolerable top whack.
I bought it about 15 years ago for £1,100 direct from army disposal. It had just 33,000 km on the odometer. I have added 100k kilometers to it.
As you can see from the photos it still earns a living doing some challenging off-roading. It might not be the fastest but it certainly sees off some more modern machines !!!
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