Drawings on SF vehicles in Iraq

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    Drawings on SF vehicles in Iraq

    Post by P-E on Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:06 pm

    I've noticed that some special forces vehicles in Iraq has drawings on them. However, I don't know their meaning. Is there someone here able to help in identification ?





    I'm not 100% certain, but I guess the Black Sheep is the symbol for ODA 391 (and / or oda 392) because in the book "Roughneck Nine one", the chapter 6 is called "Birth of the Black Sheep" (page 43).

    What's your thoughs guys ? Any help is welcome. If you've noticed others markings, please add them in this topic !  Wink 


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    Re: Drawings on SF vehicles in Iraq

    Post by hardflip on Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:20 am

    Could those geometrical shapes be a mark of a Squadron? In WW2 "Diamond" was used to mark Regimental Headquarters for example.

    And after a bit of surfing I found the following. Could it be similar in US Military as it is in Australian Army (Infantry)?

    hardflip wrote:Animals and Unofficial logos

    A number of logos and insignia have been found painted on vehicles. A Rhino belonging to an unknown unit has been found on a number of units.

    A Camel is another example that has been found, and according to it's ex members, it signifys a vehicle attached to 26 Transport Squadron.

    A stork with a baby was used by 158 Tank Transporter Troop

    Another is of a running emu, and belongs to 8 TPT SQN (SA).

    3CER has a paw print (Dingo print)
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    Re: Drawings on SF vehicles in Iraq

    Post by kriegsmodell on Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:36 pm


    ODA-391 has certainly used the Blacksheep (one word) moniker. They continue to use the nickname under their current ODA-3331 designation. Can't vouch one way or the other if that has anything to do with the vehicle stencil in the photograph however. My thoughts only .....


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