For the Record: 8.8 Camo change
Thanks to alarge2 for this one. Basically, the older British “blue stripes desert” camo got changed to its historical color scheme. Old: New: To all of you, who think the earlier version is historical, it is not. Basically, as The_Chieftain explained yesterday on US forums: the “blue” version came to be when Imperial War Museum in Britain first messed it up and used wrong colors on its Matilda II a long time ago (in the 60′s). After that, Bovington museum did the same thing on its Matilda II (because IWM “can’t be wrong”) and everyone basically copied them from that point on, because “IWM + Bovington can’t be wrong both, can they?” Well, they can. This is how the Bovington Matilda II looks like: Historical photos show us how it really looked: Of course, even the new pattern is a bit different so we can expect some more changes in this direction.