Zeltbahn camouflage patterns

Shelter quarters can be found in a wide variety of camouflage patterns, many of which are highly similar or related in some way.

This overview is designed to show some of the more common styles used and should be a valuable aid in identifying a shelter quarter.

The first regular camouflage shelter quarter material was introduced by the Italian armed forces in 1929. This pattern continued in use almost unchanged until it started to be replaced by more a modern pattern in the 1980s.

Shelter quarters were also produced by Germany and other nations of plain material without any camouflage pattern. Information on these types will follow.

The sub-sections are organised according to the organisation or country of origin of the design.

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