MEANS GENERALLY GREEN-IN SUMMER DUE TO TREES, SHRUBS, AND GRASS: IN
WINTER DUE TO EVERGREENS.
COLOR COMBINATION IS FOR USE ONLY IN AREAS THAT OCCASIONALLY HAVE SNOW
WHICH DOES NOT COMPLETELY COVER THE TERRAIN, THUS LEAVING TREES OR PATCHES OF
5% COLOR SHOULD BE THE CAMOUFLAGE COLOR THAT MATCHES MOST CLOSELY THE
COLOR OF THE SOIL IN THE LOCAL AREA. A TYPICAL COLOR FOR SUCH USE IS SAND, BUT
EARTH RED, EARTH YELLOW, OR ONE OF THE OTHERS MAY BE CLOSER TO THE
PREDOMINANT SOIL COLOR AND IN THAT CASE, SHOULD BE USED.
Figure 3-2. Camouflage pattern painting color chart for geographic and climatic changes.
Since the areas and climates in which
Individual colors should not be mixed
newly manufactured vehicles will
with one another.
operate cannot be predicted, it is not
Pattern Designs. a. The patterns, when
practical to pattern paint new
painted on the vehicles, are a guide for a design
vehicles at the factory.
developed for the specific item of equipment. The
design is an outline drawing of the item on which wavy
d. The color patterns in figure 3-2 were designed for
lines give the boundaries of the color areas. Within each
world-wide application, and cover a wide range of terrain
such area is a number that stands for the color to be
It is possible that any given color
used in that area, except that areas which are to be
combination may not be an exact match for some
black are shown as solid black. As can be seen in figure
specific local condition. In such a case, the 12 colors
3-2, the color represented
by the number varies
available in camouflage paints give the local commander
according to the seasonal or terrain color combination
wide latitude to modify the color combination and
develop one that more closely matches the local terrain
and operating conditions.