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Introduced in 1993, the Swiss woodland camouflage pattern lacks the strong red colour that was characteristic of Swiss Leibermuster. As such, it more closely resembles the woodland patterns used by NATO forces. [Image: Department of Defence, Civil Protection & Sports.]

Swiss woodland camouflage
Swiss Confederation

Adopted in 1957, the Swiss Leibermuster ('body pattern') is closely based upon the 1945 Waffen-SS pattern of the same name. Nicknamed 'Vierfruchtpyjama' ('four fruits pyjamas') by Swiss soldiers and widely known as 'Alpenflage', by collectors, this distinctive camouflage pattern was replaced, in 1993, by the Swiss woodland camouflage.

This four-colour design comprises feathered, leaf-shaped black and brown patches, overprinted with medium green 'branches', on a khaki background. The branches in this pattern are approximately the same size and shape as the black branches seen in the Swiss Leibermuster. The light-green/white flecks that were seen in the earlier pattern are entirely absent.

camouflage data

1cm grid

Swiss woodland camouflage
1993–present

Specimen of Swiss woodland camouflage

Specimen kindly supplied by ImageShack®

Actual size: 45.22×33.38cm

also known as:
  • Swiss woodland camouflage
  • TAZ 90 camouflage pattern
country of origin:

Confederation Suisse
Schweizerische Eidgenoßenschaft
Confederazione Svizzera
Confederaziun svizra

National flag: Swiss Confederation

Swiss Confederation

influences:
used by:
  • Swiss Army/Schweizer Armee/l'Armée Suisse/Esercito Svizzero.

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