Many hundreds of these captured tanks were returned to service with German Crews after they had undergone some major and minor adjustments. A huge range of colour schemes were utilized and adapted from existing Wehrmacht approved camouflage markings. Virtually all models had large German crosses painted on the turrets and hulls to help avoid ‘blue on blue’ incidents and to aid battlefield recognition. Some turret hatches were even painted with swastikas on them to help aircraft recognition... Our model is one of them. This Soviet Panzer also has had German-style ‘side skirts’ added.