The history of camouflage and overview of types

a little over 100 years ago, the military form was bright, colorful and multicolor. The military can be seen even from afar, with the usual passers-by to mistake him was impossible. So lush form was necessary, first, to intimidate the enemy with their severe and austere. In addition, the commanders of the colors and kinds of shape could discern where their soldiers are and where the enemy is. In those days no one thought about disguise.

the History of camouflage begins over 100 years ago

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the Beginning of the history of camouflage from the late 19th — early 20th century. Until that time, the use of hidden masking was used very rarely, for the implementation of covert action from an ambush. Used individual units. For example, in April 1775, English troops defeated a small army of colonists in battle at Lexington. It is worth noting that the British had about 2000, and colonists – a few hundred. All thanks to hunter green jackets Coonskin hats army well hidden in the forest. This battle was a clear example of the effectiveness of masking. Read the review of the characteristics of polyester fabrics on this page.

During the brutal battle between England and India in 1867 there were large losses of the British. All because their form was very noticeable, unlike the Indian that gave the soldier from head to toe with their opponent. One young major independently decided to sew military uniforms the color of dirt with lots of pockets, to reduce the number of losses. For sewing shape he appealed to the Hindu tailor, who shut the Hacks that translates from Persian as dirt. From that moment the name became known as khaki, and what's going on at the present time. And the name comes from the camouflage of animals that change their color to adapt to the external environment. Then the number of dead soldiers in the British army was reduced and the major was promoted to General, but later dismissed from the army for violating the traditions of the country. Later, there were all kinds of war and battles, when various countries began to use camouflage as a military uniform. After the end of world war II khaki used in the fashion.

In the photo example children's camouflage

Types and features

Child today is a necessary attribute for trekking or out fishing with a child. Protective camouflage suit will provide a good disguise for the child and will protect him from insect bites and stinging plants. Especially for kids camo produced of different colors, for example, autumn or winter forest. Children's camouflage clothing should protect from wind and moisture, it is chosen according to the season. In addition, when wearing a costume, the child needs to feel cozy and comfortable.

Women's most often found in sportswear and clothes for outdoor activities. Although the choice of the latter is not very large. But among women the most popular military style, where a large selection of clothing colors of khaki or camouflage. There is even pink camo. Read the instructions how to determine glove size.

Colour winter camouflage depends on the geography and climatic conditions in time. During the Second world war as the winter camo used white robes that were worn over coats. Currently in winter camouflage clothing is dominated by grey, white and black colors.

In the summer camouflage is dominated by green and brown and also khaki, which is good mask human nature.

Choice for summer camouflage is much wider than in winter. The variety of styles and colors allows you to choose the option that suits your needs.

Hunting camouflage implies not only clothes for the person, capable to camouflage it in the wild. Here are also various stickers and mats that will help to make the most inconspicuous car, boat and other equipment. They also include various accessories. The camouflage pattern is selected depending on the type of hunting and geographic location. Nature in different places are different, and the terrain where they hunt hares, differs significantly from what is ducks.

Military considered a universal garment, used in both the military and civilians. Military camouflage is often used by geologists, sportsmen, tourists, hunters, and those who want to relax comfortably outdoors. Such clothing is usually multifunctional, the main functions – protection and warmth. Army form placed on the Charter, it helps to maintain a heavy military weekdays


Today, the military style is ever popular both among women and among men. In addition, the military form can be used not only for its intended purpose but for other purposes, such as fishing, hunting, tourism, recreation

in many shops In our country that sell camouflage, you can buy military uniforms of NATO countries, which can also be used at their discretion. Read the review of types of workwear for service and tips on how to choose.

In the photo NATO desert

the American camo has about 10 kinds of colors used by the different armies of America, depending on environmental conditions.

the picture shows the example of the American Marpat camouflage used by Marines

"the Hill" is a protective suit against extreme winds. Its history begins with the mountain division in the army of the Wehrmacht, which were loose jacket type of anorak. Not only are they cut similar to a modern form of "Hill", but also colors, like an olive.

One of the options for camouflage photo

"flora" is a well-known coloring Patriotic war since 1998.

flora in the picture

Urban is considered basic and has a gray tone.

Example of color city photo

Sand tones are mostly used in desert camo

the original British desert with a predominance of sand-colored

nowadays is popular Fracture or Cleavage, which perfectly camouflages in the night.

the picture shows the example color Kink

Camo Twilight field, has summer colors and with a predominance of green. This reduces the recognizability of the human footprints, can be used in a variety of areas.

Costume Twilight in the picture

Reed simulates the vegetation may be of different brightness, mostly shades of brown and sand.

In the photo example of color Reed

German SS better known as Flecktarn. Colors have up to 6 colors, the picture is of an explosive character, dots of different colors spread across the fabric, creating a sound effect for erasing the boundaries between colors.

Modern colours of flecktarn

Tricolour oak or butane was developed in the USSR in 84. After the collapse of the USSR is the uniform of the Ukrainian armed forces.

In the photo Bhutan

Camo Doll is a coloring in the form of brush strokes, borrowed from the British army, and stains. The colors are warm brown and green. Earlier this was used in the Russian FSB.

Example of camouflage Doll in the photo

moss has shades of green and sand colors, with the image of moss. Winter overalls can be shades of gray and darker brown.

the photo is an example of camouflage Moss

the Goblin allows you to disguise even in open terrain, the high pile. Ideal for camouflage in swampy places.

the Goblin in the picture

Lizard is the latest Ukrainian development. Suits this color scheme transferred to the Armed forces of Ukraine for the experimental socks.

the picture shows an example of a camouflage Lizard

the Amoeba is composed of two colors with a pattern similar to amoeba. While driving contours to camouflage spread, creating a specific visual effect.

the photo sample of domestic camouflage, used until 1986

the Toad represented in the form of mottled colors, where spots of various sizes applied to the main background consists of 5 colors. This coloring camouflages well in any terrain, at any distance, and in the sun and in the shade, unlike other planes.

the Toad in the photo

Tiger is perfect for camouflage in the Jungle, and therefore it is used in different countries.

In the photo Tiger

Russian Python, the same American Kryptek. The main background has the appearance of shadows of different colors flowing from one to another, and the upper layer has a clear geometric shapes, reminiscent of snake scales. This pattern creates the effect of a three-dimensional image, thereby better suit blend with the surroundings. To read a review of the characteristics of the fabric polycotton here.

In the picture Python

the Firm "the Alloy" produces uniforms and workwear, including footwear, gear, all that is needed for the army, security companies and police agencies. This company uses for clothing different colors.

the picture shows an example of camouflage birch, manufactured by Alloy

is a light to dark gray, brown spots, more like waves.

the photo is an example of camouflage Shadow

the Sniper is most often used as a camouflage suit Leshy or Gilly. During the time of WWII like this were made from what was at hand. Cloak tent soldiers were sheathed with pieces of chains and flaps. Thanks rahmatali silhouette is blurred and becomes practically invisible in the woods.

Gilly in the picture

Camouflage Russia

Pixel camouflage Dial, which in everyday life is called Tetris in the 80s of last century was developed in America. Thanks to the digital illustration is the diffusion of vision, and during the motion creates an optical illusion. In the Russian army was introduced in 1998, after adapting it to domestic landscapes.

Figure on the photo

border are presented in the form of a suit of loose jacket with hood and trousers. Except the guards, these suits are popular with hunters and fishermen.

In the photo border

the Border service of the FSB uses the birch.

the photo is an example of camouflage PS FSB

For camouflage Spetsnaz GRU uses several types of pattern, depending on the area in which the action takes place. The most basic is the Amoeba, Deciduous forest, Silver leaf, HRV-93, HRV-98 flora, Digital flora.

Silver leaf in the picture

In overalls FSIN is used Doll, whose description can be found above.

the picture shows the shape of the Federal penitentiary service


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has different colours and designs, as each country has its own special nature and landscape. But the goal of good camouflage to disguise the person under the environment.

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