Phil, Mark, the perils of internet research based on artist's impressions. I can't remember when BATUS introduced the vehicle (as opposed to personnel) ZAP numbers but it certainly wasn't in place before the early eighties. Your T34B example can therefore legitimately represent a BATUS tank. Under the 1970s callsign system, it's the troop corporals vehicle in the fourth troop of C Squadron. (The exercising major unit was then always a "square battle group" ie with two tank squadrons and two armoured infantry companies and a whole host of combat support and combat service support). The base colour for BATUS tanks on delivery to Canada was Light Stone and the NATO green was invariably sprayed over. (In BAOR, the base colour was green, with Black over).Mark Heaps wrote: ↑Sat Apr 27, 2019 1:16 pmHi Phil,
Tango 34 Bravo is pre-callsign change but not a BATUS example, no zap number, and not a Mk10, no MRS mirror.
The T34B silhouette is a bit flaky, the triangle bins for example don't look right but nevertheless, Phil, it's clear what it's supposed to represent. It is a Mark 3, 3G or 3S but not a Mark 3/3 or later. That means if you followed the picture, you'd have to modify a number of things on the Armortek Mark 5 model, not least replacing the NBC pack, deleting the MRS and adding a .50 ranging gun. It would also certainly have Larkspur radios. The barrel is the early L11 with the fatter fume extractor.
It would make an interesting model, no doubt.