Tag Archives: Camouflage

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Can you find the bow hunter?

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How to Properly Apply Camouflage Face Paint

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Find the leopard

Find the leopard

Poodleflage

K-9 concealment.

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Arctic Concealment

Camouflage Cat

Felines performing a controlled camouflage test.

Camouflage Cat

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Hiding the Lockheed Plant during World War II

During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a possible Japanese air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air. Here are the pictures.

Lockheed - Before

Lockheed - Before

Lockheed - After

Lockheed - After

Lockheed was set up like a movie studio production. They had fake houses, trees, etc. and moved parked cars around so it looked like a residential area from the skies overhead.

The net over the plant was strong enough to walk on. Lockheed hired people to ride bicycles and move around as if they lived there to make it look authentic.

Employee cars parked under the net to avoid being seen from planes above.


*Original photo sources unknown. Info on this can be found all over the web.

Marines tell Army to stand-down on camo

Marine Digital Camouflage Fabric

Marine Digital Camouflage Fabric

Apparently the Army is considering different camouflage patterns for a new set of uniforms for the troops. The older Universal Camouflage Pattern has been criticized as ineffective in the field. The MARPAT (Marine Pattern) shown in the picture is one design the Army is considering, but the Marine Corps are claiming the uniform is their property and that Marines should be distinguished from other soldiers. They don’t want the Army to steal their look.

I think the Marines have exercised a major lack of judgement here. Choosing what is effective in the field and saving lives trumps vanity and pride every time. Stop this nonsense, and pick the camo that’s right for ALL of our soldiers.

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