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Stereotypically, Soviet tanks drive into battle plastered with red stars, the more the merrier. Realistically, the system of identification markings was a little bit more complicated. For instance, here's an order that's sure to excite any scale modeler with the variety of options it provides:


Variant

Infantry, artillery, cavalry, and other units

Tank and mechanized units

1

Day: an angle made from white material, corner towards enemy.

Night: yellow flare in the direction of the enemy.

Day: white circle on the turret or cabin, 26 cm in radius.

Night: yellow flare.

2

Day: Arrow made from white material towards enemy.

Night: green flare towards enemy.

Day: white square on the turret or cabin with 60 cm sides.

Night: green flare towards the enemy.

3

Day: letter Пmade from white material, top towards the enemy.

Night: red flare towards the enemy.

Day: white equilateral triangle with 60 cm sides on the turret or cabin.

Night: red flare towards the enemy.

4

Day: letter T made from white material, top towards the enemy.

Night: green flare towards the enemy.

Day: white rectangle, 40 cm by 60 cm, on the turret or cabin.

Night: green flare towards the enemy.


Variant #1 is active on September 2nd, 3rd, 12th, and 13th.
Variant #2 is active on September 4th, 5th, 10th, and 11th.
Variant #3 is active on September 6th, 7th, 14th, and 15th.
Variant #4 is active on August 31st, September 1st, 8th and 9th.

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