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#321 FALightFighter

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Posted 23 March 2018 - 1650 PM

You can see a bit of the left Scots' right leg, just peaking out behind the right side of the American Sergeant's right leg (all directions as viewed in the picture). You can also see a tiny bit of the right Scots' left leg, in between the hatless Aussie's legs.


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#322 2805662

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 0426 AM

https://imgur.com/gallery/Tqfsn

New Australian Navy pattern uniform.
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#323 Simon Tan

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 0621 AM

Why?
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#324 shep854

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 0822 AM

Why?

Yeah.  Camo with sewn in reflective bands... :blink:


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#325 Rick

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 0828 AM

 

Haven't finished all of my morning coffee yet but the top photo, the two taller gents in the background. Where are their legs?

 

 

 

They're camouflaged.

 

:D  :o


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Posted 24 March 2018 - 1018 AM


Why?

Yeah.  Camo with sewn in reflective bands... :blink:
Its branding, nothing more. The uniform its replacing has the same retro-reflective tape & pro-ban FR coating. This just brings them into line with Air Force & Army.
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#327 Colin

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 1222 PM

Stupidity by Senior Commanders who have small dick syndrome. Sailors should look like sailors, if you need to do shore missions in nasty places, borrow the army stuff.


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#328 Dark_Falcon

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 1411 PM

Stupidity by Senior Commanders who have small dick syndrome. Sailors should look like sailors, if you need to do shore missions in nasty places, borrow the army stuff.

 

They also have Tight Budget Syndrome.  So distinctive uniforms are sought to ensure the navy gets the media credit for the actions of sailors ashore.  This is felt to give said navy more PR leverage when it seeks more money from the legislature in next year's budget.


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#329 rmgill

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 1427 PM

Then you'd think that Naval looking uniforms would be more appropriate so they stand out as NAVY. 

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#330 Daan

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Posted 24 March 2018 - 1434 PM

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#331 Panzermann

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 1716 PM

Why?

Yeah.  Camo with sewn in reflective bands... :blink:

 
At the moment the RAN wears a similar greyish oattern derived from the old army pattern (the one with bunnies). also with reflective tape on the uniform. this is just adjustment to the changed army pattern.
 
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one reason given is that it hides stains from paint, lubricants, fuel.... But yeah, it is more about branding. a simple navy blue work uniform would be too simple and cheap I guess.

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Posted 25 March 2018 - 2210 PM

They used to wear grey coveralls with reflective tape. Apparently that was unsuitable for whatever reason.
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#333 Panzermann

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 1114 AM

They used to wear grey coveralls with reflective tape. Apparently that was unsuitable for whatever reason.

 

The RAAF seems to have penis camouflage envy too: http://soldiersystem...t-on-raaf-camo/

 

grey-blue-ish  pattern for the RAAF.

 

 

French navy wears simple blue (navy blue) work uniform with nicely integrated reflective tape.

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The big print "marine national" is maybe a bit much

 

the Russian navy has figuered that one out as well:

 

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#334 Panzermann

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Posted 30 March 2018 - 1129 AM

Bundeswehr still wears simple blue, but issues a weather jacket  with reflective tape:
 
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cannot find photo of the variant with bright yellow shoulders at the moment.


Really, it is not that hard to design a navy uniform.


edit: found a small pic:
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#335 seahawk

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Posted 01 April 2018 - 0321 AM

The camo pattern hides dirt a bit better than simple blue, so many sailors will probably prefer it.


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 0331 AM


They used to wear grey coveralls with reflective tape. Apparently that was unsuitable for whatever reason.

 
The RAAF seems to have penis camouflage envy too: http://soldiersystem...t-on-raaf-camo/
 
grey-blue-ish  pattern for the RAAF.
 
 

You can imagine their (RAAF guys) chagrin when they landed a C-17 to pick up the first RAN MH-60R...and the US Navy guys (in their blueberry uniform) were all whoa...your *navy* has C-17s?!?
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Posted 07 April 2018 - 1519 PM

The camo pattern hides dirt a bit better than simple blue, so many sailors will probably prefer it.

 

How big of a problem is that? They're not exactly crawling around boilers or shoveling coal. Anything likely to be that dirty should be handled by coveralls.


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#338 seahawk

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Posted 08 April 2018 - 0424 AM

 

The camo pattern hides dirt a bit better than simple blue, so many sailors will probably prefer it.

 

How big of a problem is that? They're not exactly crawling around boilers or shoveling coal. Anything likely to be that dirty should be handled by coveralls.

 

 

It is not a big thing, I agree and in the end it depends on the superiors if they understand that dirt means people are working or if they go anal over spotless uniforms.

 

I give the German Navy one of the better solutions:

 

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#339 Panzermann

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Posted 15 May 2018 - 0245 AM

USAF leadership catching up to the reality that airmen (airwomen, airpeople? airpersons?) in actual combat already have been wearing this for more than half a decade:

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Posted 24 June 2018 - 1647 PM

The IDF now drinking the camo kool-aid:

(jews drinking the camo juice? ;))
 

 

 

 

Breaking News-The IDF's new Camouflage Uniforms

June 24, 2018

 

 

It's official, the Israel Defense Forces are looking to switch over to camouflage uniforms. Israel has fielded olive drab uniforms since its creation and a switch to camo uniforms, while probably long overdue, is a big deal, ending it's iconic love affair with OD.

The IDF's technological and logistics Directorate, together with IDF Ground Forces have begun a new pilot program of new custom-developed camouflage uniforms that are being fielded already with several hundred troops. The new IDF camo uniforms feature rank, flag, unit and combat soldier patches and will be made of "advanced" breathable wicking fabrics. 

The decision to finally opt for a camouflage pattern was the result of "operational considerations and "camouflage simulations." 

They are testing 3 shirt styles and 1 combat pant style in two different camouflage variations. Units that have been selected for the pilot include the Airborne basic training base, the Bardelas co-ed infantry unit, the 8200 intelligence unit, air force elements and others. 

The IDF is looking to procure the new camouflage uniforms pending the results of the pilot which began today.

 

OD uniforms have always been synonymous with the Israeli Army and the IDF is one of the last Armies still fielding them. In a country where 60% of its land mass is desert, this has always been odd but until now, no steps had been made to change it.

 

Following the success of Multicam in the United States and other countries and the similar Middle Eastern terrain in which it was fielded, you might assume that it Multicam would be a logical choice for the IDF. However, inside sources told us that Multicam was not judged to be a good fit for Israeli terrain. While the South of Israel is vastly arrid, covered by its sprawling Negev desert, Northern Israel and more importantly, Southern Lebanon and Syria where Israeli troops periodically find themselves, are surprisingly green and wooded. 

For further updates on the IDF's camouflage uniform project, stay tuned here: https://agilitegear.com/blogs/news

 

https://agilitegear....uflage-uniforms

 

 

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Edited by Panzermann, 24 June 2018 - 1651 PM.

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