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Erbsenmuster pattern

The Erbsenmuster or pea-dot pattern was one of a family of German World War II camouflage patterns, said to have been designed by Johann Georg Otto Schick, and first issued to the Waffen-SS in 1944.[1] The pattern had four colours, pale brown, dark brown, green, and black, arranged as small rounded areas dotted over large irregular areas. It was developed from Eichenlaubmuster, the oak leaf pattern.[2] Its style was quite unlike earlier German camouflage smocks: unlike them, it was not reversible.[1] It was a two piece uniform and could be worn either by itself in warm weather, or over other uniform; the camouflage pattern was intended to be effective all year round.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c Camouflage At War. Amber Books. 2017. pp. 46–47. ISBN 978-1-78274-498-6. OCLC 961009046.
  2. ^ Newark, Timothy (2007). Camouflage. Thames & Hudson in association with the Imperial War Museum. pp. 134–135. ISBN 978-0-500-51347-7. OCLC 225601057.