List of Camouflage Patterns - Europe - Europe G–N

Europe G–N

Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
Georgia
German Flecktarn
Georgian peacekeeping troops on NATO KFOR mission Belgium, China, Germany, Japan, Russia 2005

US Woodland
United States Before 2007
US 3-color Desert Georgian contingent at Iraq and Aghanistan. Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Macedonia, United States

Georgian Woodland digital marpat camouflage
Georgian variant, cut of USMC MARPAT uniform without EGA 2007–2010

Multicam
Georgian Armed Forces Georgian variant of multicam, based on US Army multicam pattern. Australia, Chile, Jordan, Mexico, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine, United States 2010–present
Danish M/84 Camouflage Special force of MIA Constitutional Security Department (KUD) Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Sweden Police 2012–present
Germany
Country/Timeline Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
West Germany
German Flecktarn
Current issue of the German Armed Forces Albania, Austria, Belgium, Romania, Russia present
5-color Tropentarn Current issue of the German Armed Forces in tropical regions. Same pattern as standard Flecktarn, but with brighter colors and on lighter fabric". present
3-color Tropentarn Latest issue of the German Armed Forces in desert regions. Also known as "Wüstentarn". 2006–present
Punktmuster Austria, Japan
Ambush
Snow pattern A dark green on white print used in cotton snow smocks. Looks as if it were daubed with a dry brush in round splotches.

Marsh pattern (Sumpfmuster)
Bundesgrenzschutz (now Bundespolizei) and border guards This has the same forms as the Splinter pattern, but the screens have been remade with blurry edges, and the colors are different. Czech Republic, Libya
Weimar Republic
Splinter pattern (Splittertarn)
The original 1931 Splinter pattern used straight lines and angles in the main splotches and needle like streaks over that
Nazi Germany
Marsh pattern (Sumpftarn)
Wehrmacht This has the same forms as the Splinter pattern, but the screens have been remade with blurry edges, and the colors are different. Czech Republic, Libya
Leibermuster Wehrmacht/SS Belgium, Czech Republic, Switzerland
"Splinter-B" Wehrmacht Luftwaffe paratroopers in World War II
Oak Leaf pattern SS Egypt, Iraq
Palm pattern (Palmenmuster) SS
1944 Dot pattern (Erbsenmuster) SS

Plane Tree (Platanenmuster)
SS
Smoke pattern (Rauchtarnmuster) SS
East Germany Rain, Line, Stricheldruckmuster or Ein Strich/Kein Strich Exported heavily during GDR times and afterward, largely to Africa
Loop pattern
Flächentarnmuster', AKA "Potato" or "Blumentarn" Olive, blue-green and brown ragged splotches over light olive Late 1950s–late 1960s
Splotch pattern
Russian (Russisches Tarnmuster)

Marsh pattern (Sumpfmuster)
Border guards This has the same forms as the Splinter pattern, but the screens have been remade with blurry edges, and the colors are different. Czech Republic, Libya
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
Greece Hellenic Lizard Camouflage Hellenic Army, HAF 31st Special Operations Squadron A desert version of the Lizard pattern exists and is issued to Greek Army forces deployed in arid environments Armenia, Cyprus Late 1970s–present
HAF Lizard Camouflage Hellenic Air Force This 4-color greyish blue lizard pattern is the variant of Hellenic Army woodland lizard camouflage, and comes in 4-pocket BDU and 2-pocket tuckin shirt with epaulettes. 2008–present

British DPM pattern
HAF 31st Special Operations Squadron, Hellenic Army Raider Forces (Dynameis Katadromon) UK

US Woodland
Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK), Hellenic Coast Guard Georgia, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States present
Three-Color Desert Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK), HAF personnel deployed in arid environments Chile, El Salvador, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Kuwait, Netherlands, UAE, Pakistan, Russia, United States present
Woodland Digital Camouflage Briefly by Hellenic Navy Underwater Demolition Command (DYK) Exactly same cut & pattern of USMC MARPAT. Afghanistan, Bosnia, Cyprus, Dominica, Ecuador, Georgia, United States 2004–present
Klyaksa Snow Camouflage Hellenic Special Forces snow uniform Russian Army, FSB, and MVD security units present
Hellenic Digital Camouflage Used by Hellenic Special Forces (E.T.A and Z'M.A.K) Similar to the Russian flora and Hellenic lizzard but in digital. 2011–present
Hungary US 3-color Desert Greece, Latvia, Macedonia, United States
Hungarian four-colour desert camouflage
Hurrikán
M90 Hungarian camouflage pattern
M51 reconnaissance camouflage (brown)
M90/82 3-colour camouflage pattern
M49 sátorlap-esőgallér camouflage

Splinter (Splittermuster)
As a partner of the Axis at the WW II, the Hungarian Army wear the Splittermuster. Germany
M39 sátorlap-esőgallér camouflage
M38 sátorlap-esőgallér camouflage
Iceland Norwegian M/2000 battle uniform, woodland and desert variants Crisis Response Unit Used on Peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and in training in Iceland and Norway Norway, Serbia
Ireland Curragh Shamrock
Irish 4-color DPM Irish Defence Forces Indigenous design not in the style of British DPM. Irish DPM comprises black, earth brown and olive drab on pale olive grey base. 1999–present
Irish Desert DPM present
Italy
Telo mimetico
A 3-color pattern first used in 1929, thus the world's first pattern-printed camouflage military uniform. The name simply means "camouflage cloth". In use through the 1970s
Snow Suit White background with green spots which inspired by German snow pattern Germany 1984–present
Arctic Vegetato Camouflage Arctic variant of Vegetato Camouflage. It used a white base with gray spots and the final effect is similar to Disruptive Overwhite Snow digital camouflage of USMC. Currentrly only used by the alpine regiments. 2007–present
Reggimento San Marco Camouflage San Marco Regiment 1992–present
Desert Spray

US Woodland
Italian Army, Italian Carabinieri Also known as "M92 Woodland Camo" which is based on US M81 Woodland. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States 1992–2001

Vegetato Camouflage
Currently used by Italian Army, Air Force, Navy, Carabinieri (Military Police/Gendarmerie, when on military operations) Standard woodland 2004–present
Vegecam Camouflage Currently used by Italian special forces in home-training Vegetato pattern with white shade added 2007–present
M92 Desert Camouflage Italian Army Also called as "Somalia Desert Camo". 1992–2004

Desert Vegetato Camouflage
required. Desert variant of Vegetato camo. The standard camouflage for the Italian Forces is currently the vegetato (woodland) 2004–present
Latvia
US Woodland
Standard issue of the Latvian Army Georgia, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, United States 1995–present
Swedish M/90 Camouflage SFOR Latvian peacekeeping contingent in former Yugoslavia Sweden early 1990s
US 3-color Desert Latvian contingent on Iraq mission Georgia, United States 2004–2006
NBS2006 Arid Digital Camouflage lately adopted by Latvian Army Fabric is designed and supplied by Sweden SAAB Barracuda AB, but uniforms are made by Brasa in Riga, Latvia. 2006–present
Luxembourg
US Woodland
Standard issue of the Luxembourgish Army It is exact issue of US Woodland BDU. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, United States present
Luxembourgish Forest Pattern Luxembourg contingent on NATO KFOR mission Also known as LUCAM or LUPAT. Like Italian Vegetato, it is about spray paint effect. BDU-style uniform with this 4-color pattern is replacing Belgium Jigsaw uniform currently issued. Using different pattern abroad instead of standard issue of US M81 Woodland BDU is to avoid being confused with US troops who are dressed same as Luxembourg do. 2009–present
Belgium Jigsaw Pattern Luxembourg contingent with Belgian army on peacekeeping missions abroad Belgium
Luxembourgish Desert Pattern Luxembourg contingent on ISAF mission Also known as LUCAM or LUPAT. Like Italian Vegetato, it is about spray paint effect. BDU-style uniform with this pattern is replacing Belgium Jigsaw uniform currently issued. Using different pattern abroad instead of standard issue of US M81 Woodland BDU is to avoid being confused with US troops who are dressed same as Luxembourg do. 2009–present
Belgium Desert Jigsaw Pattern Luxembourg contingent on UNIFIL peacekeeping mission Belgium present
Country Camouflage pattern Used by Notes Other user(s) Years used
Macedonia Four-Color Dark
Montenegro VCG Multicam Montenegran Troop on ISAF mission This is a derivative version of Multicam with slight differences. It marked with the letters "VCG" (Vojska Crne Gore in English that means "Army of Montenegro") which next to the shape mark of a map of Montenegro. The uniform is manufactured by Croatian company Kroko. 2010–present
Netherlands Netherlands Fractal Pattern (NFP) Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force This is a part of VOSS programme ("Improved Operational Soldier System" in English) and will be officially issued out in 2014. It would have NFP-Green for woodland and NFP-Tan for arid terrain. Coming soon
Dutch DPM Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force This pattern is a reprint of the British DPM, but leaves off some very small parts of the British pattern: tiny dots at the edges of the larger blotches present
Dutch 3-color Desert Royal Netherlands Army, Royal Netherlands Air Force This pattern is based on US 3-color Desert, but in smaller scale. 2003–present
Dutch Jigsaw Netherlands Marine Corps A variant of the Belgian jigsaw puzzle pattern but in tan, brown, green and black Belgian 1983–1986

British DPM
Netherlands Marine Corps Changed from previous US Woodland pattern to British DPM. In 1992, KM decided to get US Woodland pattern back because they dissatisfied how DPM pattern working in jungle terrain. UK 1990–1992

US Woodland
Netherlands Marine Corps It is exact issue of US woodland BDU but with shoulder tabs. Georgia, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, United States 1992–present
Forest Camouflage Netherlands Marine Corps Since US Armed Forces is adapting new combat uniform, the supply of genuine US Woodland BDU is getting low. Dutch MOD decided to make for themselves in 2008. The production is in China. The Dutch-designed forest pattern is based on US M81 woodland BDU but more brownish. 2008–present
US 3-color Desert Netherlands Marine Corps It is exact issue of US DCU but with shoulder tabs. United States present
Dutch 5-color Jungle pattern Dutch troops in UN mission in Cambodia First used by the troops during that mission
Norway Air Force Spot Camouflage Royal Norwegian Air Force 1981–1998
M/75 1975–2002
M/98 battle uniform 1998–present
M/2000 battle uniform, woodland and desert variants Norwegian Armed Forces Desert version also used by the Icelandic Crisis Response Unit in Afghanistan and Serbia contingent for UN MINURCAT mission 2000–present
M/2002 cold weather uniform Norwegian Armed Forces 2002–present

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