This is more of a question for the war vets on here.  Is the digital camo fatigues the army uses now an improvement?  I heard that it breaks the outline better, but the one-pattern-fits all principle (except for the desert) makes it stick out more.  Is there really only one pattern?  Is it better than the splotches or tiger stripes?

Views: 308

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

The MultiCam comes in different color patterns, if the DOD is smart than they won't buy just by one for all environments. 

Oh, thank goodness.

Doesn't matter.

During my decades of Army service I’ve gone through the old green fatigues, woodland pattern BDU (Battle Dress Uniform), two types of DCUs (Desert Camouflage Uniform, “chocolate chips” and “coffee stains”), winter white coveralls, ACU (Army Combat Uniform), and now the MultiCams.  The base camouflage uniform is just that: a base upon which to build layers of material from the local environment.  Some patterns are better suited for some environments than others, but no one pattern or color is suitable for everywhere or all seasons.  IMHO the current crop of digital uniforms are pretty much completely worthless for their advertised purpose “down range”, though the new MultiCams (which seem like smaller pattern woodland BDUs) work better than the God-awful ACUs in the mountain terrain of Afghanistan.  Night, snow, jungle, desert (every desert is different), forest (each season), grasslands, mountains, swamps, etc. all present widely different camo challenges.  The only hard rule of thumb is to layer local natural items on yourself and keep reapplying natural materials as you move through the terrain. I always preferred being covered in local dust, dirt, mud, and foliage whenever I was outside the wire - the CIF (Central Issue Facility) be damned upon turn-in.

RSS

Latest Activity

Jack Bauer replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"McDonald's breakfast sandwiches are amazing. And ... I also like Nickelback. JB"
10 minutes ago
R. Max replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"There are bands that are absolute crap that are enjoyable. I don't think many people who go to McDonalds would say the food is amazing, but it's not the point anyway. Let me have my junk food music now and then, world. "
44 minutes ago
Steve Dallas replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"I actually enjoy Nickleback"
2 hours ago
Mark Smith replied to Michael J. K.'s discussion needing affection from men in the group Out to Build Bridges
"Wow. That's really cool Michael!  Thanks for sharing."
2 hours ago
Jack Bauer replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"It's less of a meritocracy than you'd think.  Mostly because it's inefficient, it's optional, it's difficult to know what's acceptable (so people over-tip and under-tip without even knowing it), and it's…"
3 hours ago
Pale Horse replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"Idk, I kind of like the meritocracy aspect of tipping. I understand that it leaves room for crappy tippers, but overall I think it is a decent model that could use some tweaking."
3 hours ago
Jack Bauer replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"Are you trying to talk me out of it? JB"
3 hours ago
R. Max replied to Braeden P.D.'s discussion Unpopular Opinions Thread
"The Beatles are over rated.  U2 is a solid band, I don't care what anyone says.  ACDC is the pop music of rock and roll. Yet this is not a reason to dislike them if you already like them anyway. Shocker. "
3 hours ago

© 2016   Created by Brett McKay.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service