Turning point in Camo ?

Discussion in 'Military Clothing & Boots' started by thecoops, Jul 18, 2011.

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  1. This is probably well off the point but, years ago in NI I used to wonder why we had to wear camouflage combats of green and black. Surely a dreary grey would have been more appropriate. or maybe a dirty red brick motif.
  2. yes but if your invisable hows the badge going to know if you've tucked your shirt/jacket in :)
  3. I did wonder why, after all the effort spent on DPM, back in the seventies we were issued noddy suits in green and grey patches was it cost or technology?

    There was a TV show where two Bedfords were placed on a skyline, one was cammed up as per normal, the other was a mass of lightbulbs. As the sun went down, the lit wagon faded out of view, whilst the cammed wagon stood out like a standy outy thing.

    There are some books on this subject, The war magician about Jasper Maskelyne. and Deception in WWII. Camouflage as a subject is underrated.

    If we can see it, we can hit it, if we hit it we destroy it. If we can't see it the whole plan goes to ratshit.
  4. skid2

    skid2 LE Book Reviewer

    Wandering around pissed in an old suit?
  5. Turning point in camo?

    Didn't see that coming.........