The military had a set of color scheme specifications for all machinery, artillery, and vehicles. They used these guidelines to better camouflage themselves in environmental terrain to deter the enemy in the face of combat. As time went on through conflicts, some of these variations became interchangeable, and the original requirements received increased leniency. Here are five alternative color schemes for a military Jeep restoration project.
All-Over Forest Green
All-over forest green was essentially the staple color for newly assigned equipment. People best know it as the base color, and variations depend on the evolution of the specific object. The local unit oversaw designating a series of color schemes for each forest green unit, and that color scheme aligned with that particular assignment. If you choose to leave your Jeep in forest green, this can symbolize new, unused, or pre-conflict equipment.
The primary purpose of NATO camouflage was to assist in combatting chemical warfare. It's essential to wear proper protection while applying a NATO-specific paint code because this chemical resistance property makes it hazardous during this process. A NATO scheme will comply with a pre-specified placement application. The application must possess soft edges, so applying each color with a spray gun is the most suitable option.
The army conducted a series of trials at the Mobility Equipment Research and Development Center, where they sampled and tested various paint schemes. Before these trials, vehicles went into conflicts in the original olive drab. But after the trials at MERDC, the camouflage standards enabled each unit to determine its equipment color scheme based on the terrain's demands.
The following alternatives became available:
Winter Verdant enabled vehicles to blend with various climatic changes and drab weather. It incorporates forest green, sand, field drab, and black.
Tropical color schemes worked best in locations with more greenery and fewer desert lands. It consists of forest green, dark green, light green, and black.
Red Desert met the needs of a sunny location with generally high temperatures. It includes earth red, sand, earth yellow, and black.
Summer Verdant assisted in areas of conflict that included traveling through various terrains, from desert to forest and back. It includes light green, sand, forest green, and black.
Grey Desert was suitable in mostly sandy terrains, with little natural sheltering. This scheme includes earth yellow, field drab, sand, and black.
It's important to note that the black portions in each color scheme alternative only make up 10 percent of the vehicle's paint and replace the third color option on a plan.
To give your military Jeep restoration project an alternative color scheme, you should reach out to Army Jeep Parts today. We offer a wide range of professional-grade GCI paint options.