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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Dec 2017 9:50 p.m. PST

"Saab is supplying mobile camouflage systems to Germany's Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH for use on new German army Leopard 2 A7V tanks.

Deliveries of the Barracuda multi-spectral camouflage systems, in woodland configuration, are to take place between next year and 2022, Saab said in a news release…."


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Easy to paint or not?


14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 8:09 a.m. PST

Texture paint on micro armor will be tough.

Daniel21 Dec 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Seeing texture paint on micro armor would be tough.

Edit to add: Thinking about it, that new camo should really gork up a laser range finder and laser target illumination.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Dec 2017 11:01 a.m. PST



Lion in the Stars21 Dec 2017 4:06 p.m. PST

A vehicular ghillie suit?!?

Also, is anyone else amused that the new version of the Leopard is tagged the A7V?

M1911Colt Inactive Member21 Dec 2017 6:30 p.m. PST

Not sure how I would recreate that on micro armor. But on a larger scale I think I might glue flocking on the model then paint it. Do you guys think that would work?

rvandusen21 Dec 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

I thought France tried a similar method of camouflage before WW2, but their own experiments resulted in tanks with a fiberous coating plastered in mud. The mud would then negate the camouflage effect of the fiber material.

Maybe this new kind is somehow resistant to this.

Lion in the Stars22 Dec 2017 4:40 p.m. PST

@RVAndusen: Yeah there are some interesting epoxies that are both hydro-phobic and oil-phobic, you can find youtube videos on them. Imagine something that you can spray onto your boots and then walk through concrete, and not have the concrete stick to your boots! Same boots, dunked in oil, the oil doesn't stick.

So I'd expect that whatever this camo material is made out of, mud doesn't stick to it very well.

@M1911 Colt: I think I'd go for texture paint on 15mm, but short flocking would probably work OK, too.

Oberlindes Sol LIC27 Dec 2017 5:28 a.m. PST

Thanks for posting this.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2017 11:27 a.m. PST

A votre service mon ami!. (smile)


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