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I'm busy today, hehe.

Can someone explain why urban camo is a mixture of blues and whatnot?

I understand that the intent of camoflauge in a rural environment is to break the outline of the object which is being camoed. Is that the same intent in the urban environment, or do they choose those colors merely to make it difficult to distinguish what the item itself is, so that a glancing eye will not take notice to a rifle-shaped object?

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The basic idea of all camoflage is to break up color and break up shape. To the intent of the blues and stuff, Im not quite sure. lol.
 

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Unfortunately, nearly all Urban camouflage is merely a recoloured Rural (Most commonly American WOODLAND-I) camouflage. Meaning in a Straight-Line environment, it retains the curved-lines to break you up in the woods or other rural areas.

The colouration is assuming that whomever designed that city did not want people to paint their houses.

What you need are straight-lines, and muted colours. Black will silhoutte you, as very little is black in an urban environment. Grey is the best bet, dark grey or German Feldgrau (Yes, WW2-ish) is probably the best. What you do not want are a plethora of blues or light greys, no white. The key is to have straight lines.

If you are looking for something that you can buy off the shelf, then I would recommend "Urban Stalker" pattern fatigues from SEALS Action Gear. The pricing is in Canadian dollars, making it very cheap for all you Americans whose currency still kicks mine in the balls. SEALS Action Gear can be found here.

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Although I have not tested "Urban Stalker," I believe that the pattern will be effective at night, dawn, and dusk. During bright daylight, nothing is going to hide you. The pattern is digital, so you should look pretty damn good if nothing else.
 

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The "original" urban camo (the one that looks like US woodland pattern except with gray and black and white) was actually first marketed as "snowflage." Why the heck they made such a contasting pattern is beyond me :? .

I believe the main reason SWAT teams and such use "urban" camo is mainly because it looks intimidating on an entry team.

The new US Army digital pattern looks like it would be excelent as an urban pattern. Problem is they'll be using it everywhere else too :evil: .
 

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ADUPAT or whatever the hell that is? It would work well in Urban environments. I do not see it working well in temperate-woodland regions.
 

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whats wrong with wearing black for SWAT/urban operations
its more intimidating anyway when they just bust in
i think its better than urban camo anyway
 

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you could always make a garbage ghillie!
 

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Jeff_850 said:
whats wrong with wearing black for SWAT/urban operations
its more intimidating anyway when they just bust in
i think its better than urban camo anyway
I think the fact that 5-10 heavily armed men are running into what you thought was a fortified sector is intimidating; if they were wearing P Diddy outfits, I don't think they'd be any less scary, lest they were tripping over the bagginess of the pants.

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How about Stormtrooper armor with Darth behind them?
 
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