Mi Major General
- Apr 15, 2019
I'll start with my favorite camo, tiger stripe. The roots of this camo go way back, modern tiger camo patterns evolving more recently from French lizard camo as used in Indochina. Original tiger patterns have only recently been classified according to the width, pattern and density of the black stripes rather than the colors of the background. The bottom photo is a John Wayne 'sparse' pattern. Thick black horizontal stripes widely spaced. The background color would probably be considered 'gold' because of the predominance of brown as opposed to 'silver' which has more green. 'Silver' because the fatigues would fade with a grayish or 'silver' sheen after many washings. Gold tigers were preferred in wet environments like the Mekong delta because they held their contrast with the black stripes when wet. Tigers were never an official uniform of the US military in Vietnam. Post your favorites!