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Leibermuster, a six-colour camouflage pattern

Leibermuster is a German military camouflage pattern first used in 1945. It was the last of a family of German World War II camouflage patterns. The pattern (named after the brothers Leiber, its creators) was issued on a very limited basis to combat units before the war ended. It consists of bold irregular areas of black printed over brown and green on a pale background.[1] The pattern was intended to provide some degree of camouflage in the infrared.[2] It was the first pattern issued to both regular army (Wehrmacht) and Waffen-SS units.

Reproduction Leibermuster uniforms made in China and Turkey, created for collectors and reenactors, have become available on the market through European vendors.[3]


  1. ^ Newark, Timothy (2007). Camouflage. Thames & Hudson in association with the Imperial War Museum. pp. 134–135. ISBN 978-0-500-51347-7. OCLC 225601057. 
  2. ^ Camouflage At War. Amber Books. 2017. pp. 46–47. ISBN 978-1-78274-498-6. OCLC 961009046. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Francis. (1945). Camouflage Fabrics both Plain and Printed for Military Use by the German SS and German Army. Reprinted in: Borsarello, J. F. (Ed.). (1990?). SS & Wehrmacht Camouflage, ISO Publications; London.

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