In 1976, the German Bundeswehr has developed several prototypes of camouflage design for testing as a replacement for plain "Oliva" (moleskin). At least four different camouflage coloring were tested during the exercise 76 years.
Modern German Flecktarn presented in 1990. From the provided samples was adopted the one known today as Flecktarn. It is a compound word from the German words Fleck (spot, spot spot) and Tarnung (camouflage). The Bundeswehr has maintained its shape is green at least until the 1980s. Flecktarn was widely presented only in 1990, after tests, which began in 1988.
In Germany, the Flecktarn camouflage colors used by all services and divisions of infantry, air force, certain branches of the Navy and even medical service (Sanitätsdienst). They are also used among snipers of the armed forces of Austria, among the Marines and paratroopers Belgium. France tested the Flecktarn, but refused; The Netherlands also declined, presumably due to too aggressive coloring. Flecktarn looked as contentious and disapproving likeness of the colors of the camouflage of the SS, also used the dots and spots of different colors.
Flecktarn is the basis for the desert camo (Tropentarn), Danish camouflage T/78 and M/84, including the desert variation of the Danish colors. One of the options called "Flectar-D" is used in the Russian army and in the army of the PRC in Tibet and in some police units in Poland. Based on the camouflage colors Tropentarn commercial firms was developed camouflage pattern and Wüstentarn pattern Fleckcam.
During the second half of 1976, the Bundeswehr, together with the French army conducted a series of military exercises. The purpose of these exercises was the study of five newly developed camouflage drawings
Of the five test drawings In Flectarn was found to be the most effective. However, the introduction of this camouflage pattern was delayed until 1989, in which, after the successful completion of the military exercise "Battle form the 90s" again vspomnili about this picture.
The reasons for such a delay is unclear. Perhaps this decision was influenced by the desire of the Bundeswehr to stay in shape, similar to that used by other NATO countries, which, except for France and Britain, used the form of the olive color.
Whatever the reason actually, military uniform, camouflage pattern Flecktarn In - best known as Flectar of the Bundeswehr - has not been used in the military until 1990.
Standard uniforms made of cloth, made of 65% cotton and 35% polyester.