In a few articles we will briefly introduce you to some of the most popular camouflage colors and their history. The first part is devoted to the more famous German camouflage. In the article you can find 15% discount code for our store. Can you find it?
Popular German camouflage colors
Splittertarnmuster, popularly known as Splintertarn, is a German camouflage colorway developed back in the 1920s. The first version of camouflage (Splinter A) was introduced in 1931 (fully known as Heeres-Splittertarnmuster 31). like a tent). In 1942, the first camouflage helmet and fur coats worn over uniforms were introduced (the coats were double-skinned and with a white side for winter weather).
Splinter A is a four-color camouflage. In the original version, "sharp" polygons in rust, brown and green were imposed on the ocher base. Subsequently a muted gray-beige shade replaces the ocher. Green lines ("grass") are applied at the top to help blur the silhouette.
In 1941, the second modification appeared - the Splinter B (Luftwaffen-Splittertarnmuster 41). The difference with the first variant is that the figures are reduced and complicated. This camouflage variant is designed for Luftwaffe. It was used for the uniforms of the Falschmäger - the elite parachutists of the Reich, as well as of the Luftwaffe terrestrial parts. This is also the first camouflage uniform introduced in the Bulgarian army, already during the WWII, used by our paratroopers. It has been in use since 1944, and on the basis of this model some of the later Bulgarian camouflage colors used before our country's accession to NATO were developed. Other countries, such as Sweden, are also developing their modifications based on the German splitter.
Today, camouflage is gaining popularity, military equipment companies are offering a variety of products in this color scheme, but there is also a fashion show in the splinter. In addition to the original coloring, there are products in various variations of it. TTG1-5D The most popular among the young are camouflage jackets, shorts and T-shirts.
Flecktarnmuster or briefly Flecktarn (flecktarn) is perhaps the most famous German camouflage.Flecktarn It is five-colored, including black, dark green, light green, brown and gray-green. It relies on forms found in nature, two of which are the main figures of which it is composed. The dots (or "spots") and "jagged leaves" are conventionally called. It follows the concept of point camouflage used by the SS troops during World War II. The use of dots creates a "flicker" effect that blurs the boundaries between different colors, much like the pixels of the latest digital camouflage. Designed for use in forested areas.
In 1976, the Bundeswehr began developing various camouflage prototypes. In tests of uniforms in different colors, the choice falls on the flexor model, which showed the best results. However, camouflage was only introduced massively in 1990. Today, coloring is used by all sorts of troops in Germany. Flectern is arguably the best camouflage for European woodland and is highly regarded by other countries. Camouflage has been adopted in some parts of the Ukrainian army, for example, and has been used in Russia for some period (by some parts of the Air Forces, Special Forces and FSB). It even reaches China, where it now enjoys some sort of troops. Flectern also enjoys popularity among paramilitary formations - its use in the wars in the former Yugoslavia has been observed, and today it is used by both warring parties in the Ukrainian conflict. Many countries make modifications to the model and bring it into army or police units. These include Belgium, Denmark, Poland, Russia, China, Japan and more. One of the options discussed for a new camouflage of the Bulgarian army is the digitized (pixelated) version of flexor.
Tropentarn, officially known as the Bundeswehr Wüstentarn, is the desert version of the flex model. Tropentarn camouflage is tri-colored, the base is khaki and the figures are brown and dark olive. Introduced in 1993 as Bundeswehr camouflage for overseas missions in dry climates. The color is suitable for deserts, steppes and thin forests. Camouflage is currently being used by the German contingent in Afghanistan.
If in civilian life, flex camouflage is preferred by hunters and admirers of airsoft as hunting clothing, then tropentary coloring is more commonly used as a fashion attribute in the clothing of young people.