How to read markings on combat vehicles ? need help to identify military vehicles

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    How to read markings on combat vehicles ? need help to identify military vehicles

    Post by P-E on Mon Jun 09, 2014 3:46 pm

    Hello all,

    Is there somebody here who is familiar with markings on military vehicles ? I try to identify combat vehicles on some pictures of the invasion of Iraq based on their markings, but it's very difficult and I didn't find information online... for example, some vehicles have markings like :



    What is the meaning of those markings ? how can we read them ?

    Thanks for your help !

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    Re: How to read markings on combat vehicles ? need help to identify military vehicles

    Post by RedLegGI on Mon Jun 09, 2014 4:44 pm

    Typically you would read them as numeral - numeral. So the first pic would be Three - Seven.

    Reading a normal number, lets say its non invasion that would be 3rd platoon, 7th vehicle.

    Another possibility could be 3rd platoon, platoon sergeant's vehicle. 7 being designator for NCO of whatever element. 6 would be the Co of the unit or element.

    I also think your last pic is 40 instead of 90. IIRC the zero refers to an officer of some kind at BN level or higher.


    hope this helps!

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