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    British HE mustard yellow V mid buff

    does anyone know if there was a cut off date (and what was it) when we stopped painting HE shells mustard yellow and started using mid buff or was it a gradual process? From all the original painted shells that I have seen I imagine it would have been in the early 40s. Any thoughts? thanks, Dave

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    The U.S. changed over in 1942 to OD for HE. Everything before that was yellow, bombs, mines, grenades, projectiles, etc.
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    The first Rarden HE development projectiles followed the old British standard with the shell body painted bronze green and a yellow band placed directly beneath the fuse. This then changed to golden yellow as it is today. This places the Rarden colour change over between 1965 and 1968.

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