Author Topic: Urban cam for built-up areas  (Read 3397 times)

Offline raafif

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Offline finsrin

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Re: Urban cam for urban / built-up areas
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2012, 12:01:58 PM »
Urban camo.  Thatz a new one for me.  I like it  :)
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Offline raafif

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Re: Urban cam for urban / built-up areas
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2012, 01:29:16 PM »
Croatian tankers used house paint to cam-up their improvised armour -- despite what all the "experts" say on various forums, troops are still encouraged to use whatever is available from mud to stolen paint etc.

Swedish Tankers have been trained to use hides that look like ordinary peaceful things like fake bus-stops to disguise their vehicles in ambush.

Nth Korea has developed several hides for use by tanks.
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Re: Urban cam for built-up areas
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2012, 05:41:27 PM »
In Israel, many captured tanks were cleaned up & parked in playgrounds for children to climb over and in the former USSR & Balkans there are many tanks sitting on concrete plinths as monuments -- it would be a nasty shock to have an "old" tank painted in bright colours suddenly move & fire at you !!


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Offline Jeremak

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Re: Urban cam for built-up areas
« Reply #4 on: September 30, 2012, 10:55:27 PM »
I've made a profile of Patria AMV in urban camouflage, working more for distraction, and breaking shape of vehicle, than blending it in landscape:

Just add some nets and garrbage.

Offline AGRA

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Re: Urban cam for urban / built-up areas
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 09:26:42 AM »
despite what all the "experts" say on various forums, troops are still encouraged to use whatever is available from mud to stolen paint etc.

By 'encouraged' you mean 'bored into'... The vital ingredient other than dirt and water for any mud cam application is a lot of spare time in the field with nothing better to do!

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Re: Urban cam for urban / built-up areas
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 02:56:24 PM »
Croatian tankers used house paint to cam-up their improvised armour -- despite what all the "experts" say on various forums, troops are still encouraged to use whatever is available from mud to stolen paint etc. <...>

Mud I can see, but scrounged paint? Wouldn't that mess up the IR-reflecting properties of the vehicle's paint (?  You'd maybe improve camouflage to the naked eye, but most probably paint a big "we're here" sign to anyone with an old cheapo IR sight. That's assuming your vehicle is painted with such paints, of course, but I reckon that's the standard in most professional armies by now.
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Re: Urban cam for built-up areas
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2012, 06:26:14 AM »
Raafif
Thanks for the link. I love that short barreled E-10 with the battering ram in the front.
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