Historical Skin and Camouflages – The Pacific


This year’s Second World War End anniversary celebrations will be dedicated to the Pacific War that raged between December 7, 1941 and September 2, 1945, ending almost four months after the end of fighting in Europe. The war was predominantly a struggle between the United States of America, Britain and Japan and ended with the only combat use of nuclear weapons in history (to date) with millions of soldiers and civilians dead.


T-80BV of the Pacific Fleet Marines

To celebrate the ending of this terrible conflict, we’ve prepared two camouflages and a skin for you along with a base paint and two camouflages. In today’s article, we’d like to tell you more about them.

Let’s start with the camouflages.


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We are adding the classic Japanese Three-Tone camouflage in one of its more interesting color setups. Multiple shades of this brown, yellow and green camouflage were seen on the battlefield throughout the war starting from 1942 when this pattern was introduced. It was used right until the end of the war on vehicles such as the Type 97 Chi-Ha tank.


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The next camouflage we are adding is the U.S. Marine Corps Tinian (1944) camouflage. As its name suggests, this camouflage was used by the 4th Marine Division LVT-4s during the Tinian landings in the July of 1944. The Battle for Tinian took place between July 24 and August 1, 1944 and represented another late war overwhelming American victory with the 6000-strong Japanese garrison of one of the best-entrenched Mariana Islands nearly wiped out to a man at the cost of roughly 400 American lives. The camouflage used consists of a sand base paint with wicked grey liney spray-painted over it.


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We also mentioned the Olive Drab base paint. It’s worth noting that the classic Olive Drab shade changed during the war – during the early years of the war (1941-1943), the U.S. vehicles were painted with a semi-gloss Olive Drab color. Between 1944 and 1945, the Americans switched to a different shade of green called No.319 and that’s the color that we have for you today. That was the theory at least. In reality, the color wasn’t really unified all that much and the units used whatever was available. This only changed in mid-1950s when the colors were properly standardized.


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And last but not least, we’ll have a new skin for you – it’s called T-80BV of the Pacific Fleet Marines is for the T-80B MBT. The Soviet Union entered the war against Japan quite late but saw some rather spectacular successes during the final days of the war. The Pacific Fleet participated in the removal of Japanese forces from Mongolia, North Korea, South Sakhalin and the Kuril Islands.


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The skin we have for you is based on the modern Russian 155th Separate Guards Marine Brigade of the Pacific Fleet. It bears its tactical sign and symbol. The general design – including the base paint and stripes – is based on a T-80BV exercise that took place in Primorye in the January of 2022.


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We hope that you’ll enjoy these additions to Armored Warfare and, as always:

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