- Jul 23, 2010
When you paint/weather those tires make note of the radial pattern on the sidewalls. Modern large wheeled military vehicles have a peculiar pattern caused by the ply construction. So you end up with high and low areas that radiate out like flower petals. I fist noticed this on our M923 5 ton trucks while deployed in Turkey back in 98. Very dusty there. You can see it a bit in your picture below.