I'm currently working on a modeling project and would like to know why and when tank crews started to paint over their marking.
I'm also interested in which force started the trend and why?
I'm mostly talking about unit / vehicle numbers, so in the case of a US tank, the yellow or white number which would be on the hull or turret. Not the actual Star emblem.
As a side note, my project is making some US M4 Shermans and M5 Stuarts around around the time of The Battle of the Bulge