new camo for luxembourg?

2 05 2010

A reader from the International Camouflage Uniform Society took this picture of a smock, made in the UK by a small but well known Lancaster military clothing manufacturer, in a camouflage pattern apparently intended for Luxembourg’s armed forces.

"Luxembourg camo smock"

pic courtesy of Mr M. Jaab, ICUS

Interestingly, this pattern is a variation of Finland’s recently introduced M/05 digital camouflage design, which has been seen in summer, winter and snow colour schemes, but not previously in this particular colourway. Edit: I now believe that this is the ‘winter’ pattern, and that flash photography has lightened the colours. See this image for comparison.

Luxembourg’s army is tiny, at less than 1000 members, and so has never before had it’s own camouflage pattern, being clothed instead in surplus US Army woodland camouflage Battle Dress Uniforms (BDU) or Belgian desert ‘jigsaw’ pattern attire.  This may herald a change in the everyday dress of the Luxembourg soldier, or it may only be part of a trial to find a new camouflage – as I learn more, you can be sure you will read it here!


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7 responses

3 05 2010
Paul

Dom, Are you still selling your PenCott ?
If so where ?

6 05 2010
Dom Hyde

A few bits and pieces left on http://www.hydedefinition.com/catalog/

6 05 2010
DG

“See this image for comparison” – I’m getting “The URL is not valid and cannot be loaded.”

6 05 2010
Dom Hyde

Thanks for letting me know – fixed now.

14 05 2010
Herby

This camo is used ( only ) by the unit from the Lux Army in Kosovo

29 01 2012
yvan

does anybody know what the name of this camoflage is and where i can buy it
??

18 10 2014
Pasbal

I do not know where they got the fabric from, but it is definitively the new Lux Camo.
You can see this when you look at the black pattern below the right upper pocket (next to the zipper) – it shows the outline of the Lux country!

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