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Modern Armor, AFVs, and Support vehicles.
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bankmannl
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Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 02:11 AM UTC
Hi guys,

Suppose i wanted to do a model of a tank used by a Mates/ECS site, what the markings be of such a tank ?

Anyone one has any ideas ?

G

HeavyArty
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 02:39 AM UTC
MATES (Maneuver Area Training Equipment Site) are for storing and maintaining Army National Guard equipment/vehicles when not being used by guard units. The equipment/vehicles are drawn for training by various units as needed. Usually, the only permanent markings would be a serial number on the hull for the MATES to track the vehicle. Drawing units add their unit-specific bumper numbers to them, which are usually painted over again when they are turned back in.

As an example, this is an M1135 Stryker NBC RV (Recon Vehicle) at a MATES at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico.

bankmannl
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Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 02:58 AM UTC
Hi Gino,

Thanks for your fast answer.
I once did see some pictures of an m1 tank with markings on his fenders saying: mates ???
??? Stands for a number.
Anyone has seen this pictures also ?

Ge