How not to be seen.

Discussion in 'Postwar' started by von Poop, Dec 8, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Personal camo and how effective it can be has intrigued me ever since walking through some Heather parkland years ago wearing bundeswehr pea-pattern trousers and all my mates shouting "where've your legs gone?!"

    Some interesting pics of the US's new 'Multicam' pattern by Propper.
    Which appears to be rather clever.

  2. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Some good comparison shots there.
    I always cringed when I saw soldiers in Iraq in normal DPM.
    This stuff looks good.
    Or should I say doesn't look good cos you can't see it. :)
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Entry page has a kind of rolling slideshow of effective images of it:
    I appreciate there's marketing involved but it does seem very effective.
    (the barbed wire shot is very odd...)
  4. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Old Hickory Recon

    I used to play paintball in the late 80s early 90s (back when weapons were affordable but the balls weren't) and we would play large hunting games in wooded acreage. I soon realized that my faded BDUs hid me far better than did the new ones. Eventually I tinged them with a khaki-colored dye-wash to lessen the effect of the whitish appearance that eventually would show after the washings. Coupled with measured steady movement, it made me difficult to spot when I was on ambush.

    It's hard to imagine that it has been almost 20 years since I started playing. Time sure gets away.
  5. idler

    idler GeneralList

    Looks like a good place to link Hyperstealth's rather interesting overview of digital disruptive patterns. There's obviously an element of sales pitch but withlots of information to back it up.

    U.S. Army Camouflage Improvement Explained
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  6. canuck

    canuck Token Colonial Patron

    As a teenager my friend and I were hunting and part of our route took us along the perimeter fence of the Bomarc missile base. A soldier in full ghillie camo stepped out from the brush with a sterling in his hand and scared the living crap out of us. My first lesson in camo. It's easy to hide, with the right colours and pattern.

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