I hope this is the correct section for this.
I was just wondering why the color "coyote brown" is called like this. Since you can't find it in any dictionary it has to be a color only used in the military.
I once read that it was named after Camp Coyote, Kuwait, but I couldn't find anything official about where the name of this color comes from. Maybe it has to do something with the animals? I really can't think of anything...
I hope you can help!
I guess so.
Originally Posted by WARHEART
If you are talking about the USMC CB, then it's Coyote Brown 498 (498 is the color code, so that you can get an exact match even if you use different products. But I have no clue about what color-chart it is).
I'd follow on the "coyote" coming from the animal.
And coyote 476 for the brown in woodland cammies.
From "MARPAT - A Personal Tale" off the Military Morons site:
"SysCom then sent us both back up to Fall River. We looked at the patterns that had been done on the previous trip and tweaked the color schemes a little more. ''H' had found a color swatch from the Ralph Lauren paint section of Home Depot that was great. It was called 'Coyote.'"
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Awesome! Thank you!
Colors have codes too?
I once had a "reenactor" (airsofter) want to buy my boots. He asked that if I would sell him my "(insert number here) ICBs.
I asked him WTF is that and he proceeded to give the proper designation and characteristics of my boots. Seriously, Marines don't know anything about what we get issued. All we know is that boots go on feet and a cammies go on your body.
ThT being said, all we know is that Coyote Brown is the color of our flak jackets which we think the name came from a shade of brown on a coyote.
So we got the Coyote Brown from Ralph Lauren?
Now that's Gucci...I mean Polo...err Ralph Laruen...whatever.
And people go on about how stylish the Nazis were with their Hugo Boss.