Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Pink camouflage

WWII was a time with great experimentation in camouflage, with novel ideas like Razzle Dazzle camouflage and bright pink camoflage.

Razzle Dazzle was amazing, but it works!

Razzle Dazzle Camouflage is counterintuitive

Who would have thought that bright cubist designs would conceal a ship?

But nothing beats the British SAS. The British SAS was a foreign version of Special Forces, like the Airborne Rangers, Green Berets, Navy Seals, and USAF Special OPS.

Pink camouflage

The SAS decided that pink was a good concealment color for the desert landscape and created their "Pink Panthers" assault vehicles.

They were called "Pinky" for short.

Pink is an excellent color for concealment in the desert

However, numerous studies in color perception have shown that black is the most intimidating color for a military uniform.

In uniforms, pink is not exactly a “macho” color, especially for special forces soldiers:

Pretty in Pink