Strichtarn was a Military camouflage pattern developed in 1960, in East Germany. It was used between 1965 and 1990. In East-German troops clothing in the pattern gained the nickname "Ein Strich - Kein Strich" ("one dash - no dash").
Strichtarn is designed for use in all seasons in central Europe.
Strichtarn was used in central Europe, in several countries:
- East Germany National People’s Army
- South West Africa (now Namibia)
- South Africa (the government even reproduced the pattern for its special forces units, where the pattern earned the nickname “rice fleck.”)
- "Strichtarn - The rain or splinter camouflage pattern of the DDR (former East German) armed forces between 1965 and 1990". nva-ddr.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-23.