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Swiss Army Camo TAZ 83 "Alpenflage"

Swiss Army Camping sheet TAZ 57 Alpenflage

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Alpenflage is the commercial/collector name applied to Swiss Army TAZ 83 military surplus camouflage clothing which came on to the Army Surplus market in the 1990s. The pattern is very similar in appearance to an experimental pattern which saw limited service in World War II by Nazi Germany's Waffen SS called Leibermuster.[citation needed]

TAZ 83 is a six colour camouflage pattern consisting of a tan coloured background with white random flecks with light green body. Overprinted with a green, red/reddish brown and black leaf shapes. The choice of red and green make this pattern very bright for something intended to conceal. Swiss soldiers [male citizens] have referred to it as "Vierfruchtpyjama", which translates loosely as Tutti-Frutti Pyjamas

TAZ 83 was issued from 1957 to 1993 when it was replaced by TAZ 90, a print of identical pattern in traditional colours of green, brown, and black.

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