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Australian Special Air Service recruiting poster camouflage data

Uncover your potential', indeed! Once you stop ogling the girl, though, you might notice that this Australian Special Air Service (SAS) recruiting poster shows Australian Disruptive Pattern Camouflage to very good effect. [Image courtesy Brad Turner collection.]

Republic of Austria

In the early 1960s, the Bundesministerium für Landesverteidigung (German: 'Federal Ministry for National Defense') approved the introduction of new camouflage uniforms for use by the Österreichs Bundesheer (German: 'Federal Army of Austria').

Sometimes called Austrian Erbsenmuster (German: 'pea pattern') because it bears some resemblance to late-war SS-Erbsenmuster, Fleckerlteppich is a five-colour camouflage, comprising black, brown, medium green and medium grey spots on a tan background, which has a distinctly pinkish cast.

The Österreichs Bundesheer discontinued the use of camouflage uniforms in 1978, preferring, instead, a solid green uniform for its soldiers. However, instances of this camouflage pattern continue to be worn by Austrian military snipers. is grateful to Lawrence Holsworth, for his invaluable contribution to this article.

camouflage data

1cm grid


Specimen of Fleckerlteppich

Specimen kindly supplied by Brad Turner

Actual size: 21×29cm

also known as:
  • Fleckerlteppich
  • Austrian Erbsenmuster
  • Austrian pea pattern
country of origin:

Republik Österreich

National flag: Republic of Austria

Republic of Austria

used by:
  • Österreichs Bundesheer (' Federal Army of Austria')

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