Friday, October 29, 2010

Military Camouflage

Military camouflage became an essential part of modern military tactics after the increase in accuracy and rate of fire of weapons during the 19th century. Until the 19th century, armies tended to use bright colors and bold, impressive designs. These were thought to daunt the enemy, foster unit cohesion, allow easier identification of units in the fog of war, and attract recruits.

Conversely, the intent of camouflage is to disrupt an outline by merging it with the surroundings, making a target harder to spot or hit, or to confuse an observer as to its nature. Different countries have undergone different evolutionary stages towards the development of military camouflage.

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1 comment:

Brett Evans said...

This is real camouflage:
http://photos-f.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2284/196/58/6239848/n6239848_40953077_2263.jpg