whats the history behind the czech and german camo pattern with the tiny line design.
Now I can't remember how exactly it went, but its something like it was a Polish thing first, then the Czechs had it (or could be the other way around) and then the DDR had it. Certainly when the DDR had it the Poles changed to the worm pattern as they didn't want to look like "Germans"
Does it work? No, no really, the macro pattern is too small to be picked up by the human eye at any distance, most of the time it just plays the part of a olive drab cammoflage, which is quite effective for moving troops (as opposed to stationary ones). Soviet tactics (of which the rest were part of) are all about rapid movement, there is no need for cammoflage in rapidly moving mechanised troops.
Remember a cammo uniform plays just the same role as a red or blue coat of old... its all about national ID and being able to distinguish friend from foe quickly.
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Czechoslovak Army addopted vz.60 battledress "jehličŪ"/needles in 1960, and men, Not only the Czechs, but the Czechs and the Slovaks or Czechoslovakia if you want to talk about Czechoslovak commies army.
It had a "Made in Germany - Sturm" label when I got it, but that was typical for the early 90's
I think thata desatnik is right, it's SSh-40.
Originally Posted by desantnik85
I've seen them called a SSh-40M and they only existed in limited numbers for a short period of time. A couple of my friends have examples of them.
I think it was an experiment that was cancelled - extra cost and it seems a 4 pad liner was the better, or at least cheaper, answer as the SSh-60 uses that as does the SSh-68 (which is still current issue in Russia today!)