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Old 06-27-12, 12:52 PM   #1
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Do you have stuff in painted "digital camo"?

Well... you can ditch it, put in in the trash, trow it to the curb.

It doesn't work!

"Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake."
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Ever wondered why the animals always ran away from you when you were hunting in your full camo suit? LOL

“As a cavalry scout, it is my job to stay hidden. Wearing a uniform that stands out this badly makes it hard to do our job effectively,” he said. “If we can see our own guys across a distance because of it, then so can our enemy.”

So you might as well get some fabric dye in a good old army green and dye your camo clothes in it. Apparently it worked better than the modern digital camo pattern.
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Old 06-27-12, 01:00 PM   #2
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Guns,camo,ammo,etc.,bouts of depression lately.

Rube,are you turning into one of those ******* militia dudes.
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Old 06-27-12, 01:12 PM   #3
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No, mine is all painted in analog camo. Never got into the whole digital thing.
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Old 06-27-12, 01:27 PM   #4
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I have a hat that was given to me, that is in digital camo, I never wear it.
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Old 06-27-12, 01:32 PM   #5
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So, when will the digital camo stuff start to show up for sale as army surplus?
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I'm not a huge fan of camo patterns, but I bought a Serfas seat pack at a swap meet recently that was done up in digital camo. Looked appropriate on my silver GT hybrid. It's on loan to my nephew, who complained that the seat pack looked "girly". Girly?!! How? Soldiers wear this pattern! Seems his mom had a purse with similar pattern at one time.
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Does digital camo work in a computer-generated landscape?
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Who didn't see that coming?
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The other thing I hear the troops hate is the hook and loop fastenings.

Here you are, enemy is totally unaware of your presence and somebody opens a pocket for a fresh clip. KrRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrip.
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The Army tried to make one uniform that would work in every environment. That is the problem.

“Essentially, the Army designed a universal uniform that universally failed in every environment,” said an Army specialist who served two tours in Iraq, wearing UCP in Baghdad and the deserts outside Basra. “The only time I have ever seen it work well was in a gravel pit.”

The pixelated pattern is effective and has worked just fine for the Marines. The Army took something good and ruined it. The Marines haven't had a problem with their two-uniform system. Tan in the desert and green in woodland areas. Army Grey is not found in nature.

“Brand identity trumped camouflage utility,” Graves said. “That’s what this really comes down to: ‘We can’t allow the Marine Corps to look more cool than the Army.’ ”

The Army will just do it the way the Marines do. Two uniforms for different environments. Simple. The Army just can never get their uniforms right.
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The other thing I hear the troops hate is the hook and loop fastenings.

Here you are, enemy is totally unaware of your presence and somebody opens a pocket for a fresh clip. KrRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrip.
Again, the Marine cammies have buttons. Problem solved.
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Pretty ridiculous that they'd put our soldiers' lives at risk just to attempt to one-up the marines. I guess that's politics for ya.
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It's not the digital that's the problem, it's the color. The thread title should be Do you have stuff painted "cement grey"?

The Marpat design the Marine Corps uses works very well in both desert and woodland versions.
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It's not the digital that's the problem, it's the color. The thread title should be Do you have stuff painted "cement grey"?

The Marpat design the Marine Corps uses works very well in both desert and woodland versions.
Exactly. This stuff makes you disappear. It actually creates an optical illusion and is much more effective than any other cammo. The tan works in the desert and the green in the woods. For some reason the Army went with grey...just to be "different" from the Marines.

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Oh, just an historical note. When the Marines were experimenting with different patterns, HQMC sponsored a "vote for your favorite uniform" contest. Several versions were displayed and Marines were allowed to vote for their favorite. Overwelmingly, the old-school "tiger-stripe" cammo won the popular vote. It was a bad-ass looking uniform. Virtually every Marine thought the "digital" pattern was absolutely ridiculous. But, the pattern was so effective at actual cammoflage that HQ had to go with it in two versions (green and tan). When we eventually made the switch, we all felt like clowns wearing MARPAT. But it works as cammoflage. I still think it looks kind of goofy.

Then the Air Force took the tiger-stripe uniform for themselves.
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The other thing I hear the troops hate is the hook and loop fastenings.

Here you are, enemy is totally unaware of your presence and somebody opens a pocket for a fresh clip. KrRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrip.

Ya, I could never figure out why they would use that stuff. I hunt, and even the sound of a slowly zipped jacket is loud. Buttons are so nice and quiet.
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Old 06-28-12, 02:42 PM   #18
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I have a friend who's an artic sniper and he mentioned he was in pain on the ground from laughing so hard after seeing the new outfits. He said they should've have just spray-painted all the soldiers with day-glow orange using spray-cans and saved all that money....
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I was in In-and-Out burger at lunch today and noticed 2 people wearing what looked like a dark digital camo. It was mostly dark grays and dark blues. I had not seen this before and wondered where they get them, then one of the people turned around and I saw that it was part of a navy uniform.
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Yeah, I never got why the navy needed ocean themed camo.
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Yeah, I never got why the navy needed ocean themed camo.
So they can't find them when they go overboard.
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Yeah, I never got why the navy needed ocean themed camo.
Because the Navy was desperate for a new working uniform. They ditched the old bellbottoms in the late 90's because everyone HATED them and went with the straight-up bus driver uniform. Light blue shirt, dark blue Dickie pants, blue foamy baseball hats. Then the Marines started using digital cammo. Then the Army f'd it up with their version. Then the AF went with the tiger stripes. The Navy was way behind by then. In order to remain relevant, they came up with their deep-sea cammo. Great freaking idea! That's the last place where you want to blend in. They just didn't want the Marines taking all the glory with their cool new cammies.

It all boils down to the Navy not wanting to be upstaged by the Marines.
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Original Digital Camo - from before digital was even a word
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Who says it doesn't work in urban environments??

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Who says it doesn't work in urban environments??

Is that couch?
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