CAMO: Where does yours come from?
Clued up on your camo? You will be after
you've read our fact file.
Name: Woodland Colours: Earthy, natural tones of
green, brown and black History: The most common of all the camo styles,
Woodland design dates back to 1948. It's one of the most
duplicated and modified camo patterns ever designed, with countless
variations doing the rounds worldwide - allowing soldiers to
effortlessly blend with the colours found in nature and the
Name: Chocolate Chip Colours: Mid-brown, off-white and black
tones History: One of the first desert patterns to be
produced, the six-colour Chocolate Chip design was inspired by the
rocky deserts of California and introduced as early as 1977. Its
colour scheme with dotted black rock pattern earned it the name
Name: Tricolour Desert Colours: Beige, earth brown and sandy tones History: A general purpose camouflage design
suited to sandy regions, the
tricolour is a smoother, lighter version of the traditional
six-colour desert pattern. Designed in 1991 for soldiers fighting
in the Iraqi war, it has since been adopted by many other countries
and was given the nickname "coffee stain".
Name: Digital History: Pioneered by the Canadian government in
1996, the CADPAT digital camouflage features pixelated shapes which
are designed using computer algorithms. The theory behind the
that digital designs can more effectively camouflage a target than
traditional organic types. It's since been adopted by the US Army,
who developed and rolled out their own MARPAT (Marine Pattern)
design in 2001.