A brief history of camouflage

Military our time is very different from the one he wore before. In the old days was very popular motley uniforms with a fluffy aglets and shiny buttons. Soldiers in this uniform was clearly visible from afar, and not to be confused with the civil. It was believed that bright military uniform able to frighten the enemy and raise the morale of the soldier.

Camo sparked the interest of military strategists only at the beginning of the last century. Until that time, this method of masking is almost never used. However, it is worth noting that visual masking was used to ambushes: soldiers could wear the skins of beasts, to cling to his clothes with a variety of plants, branches of trees etc.
it is Very difficult to become completely invisible to the enemy, and sometimes this is quite impossible. However, military action has always been a very important element of surprise, which helped soldiers to win a victory in those battles, which at first glance seemed hopeless.

Disguise not only for the area but even under the enemy. History knows many cases when the wise commanders of armies defeated the enemy through various tricks related to dressing up: this refers to a direct dressing in the uniform of the enemy or the exchange of forms between the shelves.
Perhaps the truth about that bright color of military uniforms does not bring happiness, only misery, the first realized by the British. The color of tobacco leaves in due time was recognized as ideal for the army. It was repainted absolutely everything: uniforms, helmets, handkerchiefs, furniture, nasal tents and stuff. There is evidence that English once repainted in camouflage colour even horses and dogs.
Experience creating camouflage the British intercepted the Japanese. Their color is olive-yellow. It is worth noting that with the Russian regiments in Manchuria the Japanese have met, being already fully dressed in military khaki.
During the Russian-yaponskaya war Russian soldiers Bali sharavary dressed in a black and white shirt. Russian officers of the time went to white tunics with silver and Golden shoulder straps, on their heads they wore white caps. Of course, the Japanese during this war were much more invisible than the Russians.

while the question about choosing the perfect colors for military uniforms, many were baffled military strategists from various countries. Studies have shown that most on the battlefields noticeable following colors: white, blue, bright green, red, black, orange. The most invisible were found color - blue-gray, yellow-brown, olive, gray, yellow-green-grey and blue-grey.

thanks to the Russo-Japanese war the military leadership of our country and other countries came to the conclusion about the importance of the correct colors of the uniforms of the soldiers.
At the end of the First world war, Russian soldiers were dressed in form, which had a dull grey-yellow-green, the Germans were greenish gray, the French gray-blue.

at About this period experts come to the conclusion that "invisibility"

not enough of one color in clothing, as the terrain is constantly changing during transitions and dashes. Besides soldiers in monochrome form like a big moving blur. Modern camouflage painting appeared thanks to these specialists, as well as their many experiments in this field.

In our country to create the perfect tried with the twenties of the last century. It is worth noting that experiments were often successful: was created camouflage for various types of terrain, universal camouflage, camouflage uniforms, and special capes and robes camouflage colors.

During the Second world war our soldiers were visibly inferior in quality camouflage soldiers of Hitler, but the difference was not as huge as with the enemy in the Russo-Japanese war.

After the war testenine experts have developed a special camouflage suit, the color of which person who always helped to be virtually invisible at close distances and at far it gave a possibility to become almost invisible. Over time, this turned into a jumpsuit, which is still used in the conduct of hostilities.

continuously improved, since the limit in this case nobody knows. In 2008, he invented the digital camouflage.

Around it was a lot of controversy and noise, but in combat it still has not been tested. However, can be seen on the parade on may 9 on red square.

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