A little detail for the MPCV in the way of markings. C Coy emblem on side was a green skull and crossbones on all vehicles. Jaws teeth on. C/S 39 on turret for sunray C Coy
All other vehicles had 1Pl – 31, 31A, 31B, 31C then 2 Pl – 32, 32A, 32B, 32C, then 3Pl – 33, 33A, 33B, 33C.
That makes up the 13 MPCVs which C Coy had in support of the Eland 90 armored cars during the Entumbane operations.
The ZNA MPCVs went on to operate in Mozambique, DCR and Somalia with the peace keeping forces. So you could have this vehicle in white with UN markings or would they have been other markings? Will try and find out.
I thought I would add a note.
With Independence in 1980 in Zimbabwe the camouflage of Rhodesian Army vehicles changed from buff ochre and camouflage green to Dark Earth with Dark Green blotches.
You will note that the 1RAR Battle Group of 1980/81 the camouflage sceme had changed but there were still some vehicles which were in the old camouflage.
‘Jaws’ the command vehicle of C Coy initially had a 50 Cal mounted but later this was replaced with a Soviet 12,7 HMG. I painted the jaws on the vehicle for Major Lyonel Dyck who was OC at the time.
In fact there were two hatches in the top of the MPCV vehicle so troops could fire from the top of the vehicle if need be. This can be seen in the last photo but I have no detail.