Has been used by the Bundeswehr since the beginning of the 90s. This colour is best suitable for the European mixed forest. Pattern consists of green-black-brown spots. The first military divisions to use this pattern were fighting divisions primarily KRK.
Is also used by the Bundeswehr and was first used in military units stationed in Somalia in 1993. The pattern is identical to standard flecktarn but represents a combination of beige-brown and dark green colors.
The camouflage used by the Bundeswehr for military operations in snow was introduced at the beginning of the 60s. The pattern consists of black spots on white background. It was first used only by the mountain infantery but then found its application in the entire Army.
Splinter- or Splittertarn
This camouflage was first used by the German "Wehrmacht" (Armed Forces of Germany 1921-1945) and the German Air Force. Gained its popularity due to the famous paratrooper "bone sack". Especially eye-catching are the pattern's angular spots. Was used in the first years after the creation of Bundeswehr.
Was also used in the "Wehrmacht" (Armed Forces of Germany in 1921-1945) and in the Air Force. Later it was adopted by the BGS (the border patrol of Germany) and changed into today's version. Characteristic to this pattern is the absence of the color grey and the use of only two brown shades and single red spots.
Used by the former NVA (the national people´s army of former eastern Germany) and introduced by the NVA in 1965. This pattern consists of fuzzy edge strokes on olive background.
Is used in America, Africa and South America. Was used during the Vietnam War by soldiers of the Navy Seals and the Marine Force Reconaisance. Was officially introduced in the Armed Forces of the USA in 1982. Works perfect for forest and jungle.
Has been used in the USA since the middle of 1980s for urban battle and during winter . The pattern is in grey-white-black and is similar in style to Woodland. Is also used in other armies.
Was used by the USA and in developing countries for desert battle. This pattern was adopted by the United States during the gulf war of 1991, but was already then slowly substituted by the 3-colour version. Colors of the pattern are beige, light-brown, dark-brown, a darker shade beige , black and white.
This camouflage was used by the American Army and its allies. Was tested and then used during military operations in the Pursian Gulf in 1991 and was introduced as a standard camouflage pattern by the American divisions in Somalia which ended with the Black Hawk Down desaster on 3.10.93 . Kept in beige- ochre- and brown shades.
Is used by the United States Marines and is a "pixel" version of the standard woodland pattern. This colour dissapears in front of the human eye and therefore bluring a soldier's contours. Was first used during the Afganistan mission.
Is a version of the above-described metro pattern. Is primarily used for military operations in urban areas and during winter. Up to now has only been used by the Marine Corps.
Is a desert version of the above-described camouflage. Is suitable for military operations in the desert as the soldier quickly dissapears in front of the human eye.
Was worn during the Vietnam war by the legendary Mike-Force Army that taught guerilla warfare to around 6000 members of the Geray, Bru and Rad mountain tribes on the Vietnamese highlands. It is still used by some special units in Vietnam, America, Bolivia and Columbia. Striking is the change from very light to very dark shades, which is ypical in the jungle due to the light conditions.
The camouflage pattern of the Danish army roughly corresponds to the German flecktarn with the only differnce that in the Danish version green is used instead of brown.
This camouflage colour was first used by SS troops during World War II . It is especially striking since it consists only of coloured dots on an entirely brown background.
This camouflage is used by the Swiss army. Its chracteristic feature are the red spots. Today's version was introduced in 1983.
This camouflage has been used by the British Army since 1995 in this version and found its application in Bosnia and Kosovo. It is similar to the American camouflage "Woodland" with pretty much the same colour, only the pattern is more precise.
This camouflage is used by the French Army was first assigned to the Foreign Legion. It was introduced in the middle of the 90s and is in terms of colour similar to the American "Woodland" but has bigger spots and less green.