As Europe is a very green continent why on earth did the Germans decide to use dark grey as a camoflage colour? I see previously they were "Up to 1935, the Reichswehr colored their vehicles in the usual multicolor pattern, mainly green, brown, and yellow. Starting in 1935, the official paint for all German vehicles, including armor, was a dark grey/dark brown combination. Since 1940 the dark brown was discontinued and all vehicles were painted in dark grey only. . ." Thomas L. Jentz and Hilary L. Doyle Panzer Facts Other European Nations used a disruptive camo scheme so why go for plain grey? Silly bugger, if I'd read on it says , Painting of Equipment: In order to save paint the following instructions will be observed for the duration of the war: 1. Equipment previously painted dark-grey/dark-brown will be painted in dark-grey only. (OKH. (Chef Ruest u. BdE) 31.7.1940. Still why not go for brown or green?