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Chinese Digi-Camo

by Greg on March 10, 2010

Since we’re talking China, and I love vehicle camouflage patterns, I had to put up this shot of Chinese APCs (or SP howitzers?) with digital camouflage. Its the first shot I’ve come across of a vehicle with digital camouflage. As my colleague Christian Lowe writes over at Kit Up, it’s from the Chinese military parade in October last year where apparently all vehicles sported the digital pattern.

– Greg

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Steelers43 March 10, 2010 at 9:11 pm

Now the communist leaders can roll over their dissidents in style.

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Solomon March 10, 2010 at 9:13 pm

The exact name is the ZBD2000 and I think it would be similar to the Styker MGS. Its a 105 equivalent. I've seen it in blue digital also.

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Sev March 10, 2010 at 9:16 pm

I wonder what else the Chinese are copying from us? F22 specs, war plans, missile techng. All the stuff that we are supposed to be protecting but are too blind to realize that China IS NOT our friend and IS waging a self proclaimed cyberwar against the US. Hell they've already hacked our financial system.

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Ken March 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

We are going to be in trouble if we have another Taiwan strait incident now that we are so comprimised. We do need to wake up and see that they are quite open about replacing us as the world's superpower.

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Grant March 10, 2010 at 9:36 pm
DennisBuller March 10, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Smart.
But they forgot the wheels.
Four evenly spaced round shapes with white rimming.
Just shouts, I am here!

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Thunder350 March 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Just like our Soldiers with their camo uniforms on with their big black bold m16/m4's

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Bill March 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm

Brits did it a long time ago with their Berlin Brigade,
http://www.1420h.org/berlin-parade.htm

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pete March 11, 2010 at 3:15 am

the chicoms still show their russky fascination with white sidewall tires

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Sheepdog0351 March 11, 2010 at 9:18 am

I love the vehicle commander with the super high-speed digi-camo, with the huge red "shoot me" flag on his shoulder.

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Beno March 11, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I'm much more concerned about that blossoming mushroom cloud over bejing (frame left) and the fact that soldier boy (forground) apparently hasnt noticed ? Its going to take ALOT of digital camo to cover up that crater :P

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johnny March 11, 2010 at 3:07 pm

On SpeedTV's Bullrun, there a Lambo w/digi camo and its driven by 2 asians

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Tony C March 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm

Instead of red meatballs (Japan) they have red squares to shoot at!!!
An A-10 will still se the infrared signature from the exhaust and send it
to the scrap yard.

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Brandon March 11, 2010 at 4:16 pm

Anyone else see the weird explosion thingy on the left of the screen.

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AT4 March 11, 2010 at 5:09 pm

That's the Sun setting behind a tree, not a mushroom cloud.

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GI Joe March 11, 2010 at 4:39 pm

The US experimented with digital vehicle camo in Europe in the '80s…

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Wildcard March 11, 2010 at 5:52 pm

U.S. Army 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment in Europe from 78-early 80s

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Logan March 11, 2010 at 7:21 pm

That's actually not digital camo. They're actually making their vehicles out of LEGOs now.

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guest March 14, 2010 at 12:23 am

just what I thought…..nice…..!

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Skysoldier592 March 11, 2010 at 7:26 pm

hey, LOGANS' right, since all dem little plastic things are made there, damn I would like to see the LEGO-F22…

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needless March 15, 2010 at 8:36 am

Seriously, China outnumbers soldiers elsewhere digi-camo or not…

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Eddie November 10, 2012 at 2:32 am

Actually the US were the first to use digicam on tanks, back in the 70′s in Europe. But the Canadians were the first to take that concept and apply it to their uniforms.

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Brian March 10, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Airbrush, probably, just like any other paint. You could program a computer to spray it in a particular pattern like that.

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Riceball March 10, 2010 at 9:43 pm

It wouldn't be all that hard to make large stencils that you apply to the vehicles to paint over. Alternately there's always pre-printed vinyl sheets that could be applied although it might not be the best thing for a military vehicle but it could be done.

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