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(CNN)   Sept. 2011: "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" repealed. October 2012: US Army paints its tanks pink   ( security.blogs.cnn.com) divider line
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2012-10-23 11:34:15 AM  
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MoparPower: Pink colour Jeeps was used by the SAS in ww2. Desert in dusk and dawn hides pink apparently.

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Photo featuring a vintage 'Pink Panther' Land Rover of the type operated by SAS Mobility Troop. In use with the Regiment between the late 60s up until the mid-80s, these were based on the Series IIA 90 Land Rover. The pink paint scheme was said to be highly effective in the desert. They were eventually replaced by the Land Rover 110 series and its more subdued beige camouflage scheme.
2012-10-23 11:15:38 AM  
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newton: According to a news release from Army, the paint colors where used in previous training to help new soldiers know which tank to aim at.

"Is it ours? I don't know, it's not painted Pink or Purple...."

If you are trying to train someone to use a new weapon but not trying to do target identification, it's easier to say to the soldier "Hey, shoot at the pink/blue/purple/yellow one" so the attention is on how to operate the equipment rather than "Hey, is that a BTR, BMP, or am I about to blow up a school bus?"
2012-10-23 10:45:19 AM  
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They're just getting the soldiers ready for the War on Women.
2012-10-23 10:44:27 AM  
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Spoiler alert: it's for target practice.

/fark off, CNN
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