Where the heck is Aridfleck...?

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Where the heck is Aridfleck...?

Postby Sahronax » Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:44 am

So in my search for a certain kind of camouflage for sale (see this thread) I ran across a previously unbeknownst to me uniform called "Aridfleck" or "Arid flecktarn":

http://www.asmc.de/en/New-Items/Field-s ... eck-p.html

Apparently this is made by a German company but has an ACU cut; basically it appears to be Multicam colors in a Flecktarn pattern. It looks like it could prove quite effective in the terrain my team plays in so I was doing some shopping around, but I haven't had much luck. I'm wondering if anyone knows of any other names that this pattern goes by that I could search for, and/or of any other sites that sell it (preferably for less than the $120 USD found on all these British and German sites...). Any and all help will (probably) be appreciated.
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Postby Jewish Ninja » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:01 am

That pattern is in use by German troops over in Astan and such. If you browse the picture threads here, you'll see some guys using it.

Just because another company makes it in ACU cut, doesn't mean its not in use ;) Mr. Chinaman makes all sorts of cammies in ACU cut because thats the new thing (over BDU cut).

As for where to buy it, I've heard great things about http://www.flecktarn.co.uk/issuetrousers.php
They usually have better shipping rates.
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Postby Sahronax » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:08 am

I went through that site and didn't find it...
Also, I realised that how I worded that about the ACU style made it technically false, so I went back and edited it; thanks.
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Postby Falcon7 » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:12 am

There needs to be a site dedicated to selling obscure camo like this....and Croatian digital.
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Postby Beran » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:41 am

its also a lot easier to find under the name "tropentarn"
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Postby Stray » Sat Jan 08, 2011 1:49 am

Am I the only one that sees this and thinks resembles a rock bass? Don't get me wrong this is really nice. Just chuckled a little at it. It would be great if you have rock formations or water and short shrubs like a creek or old river bed.
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Postby Sahronax » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:03 am

There appears to be a misunderstanding here; this is not the German desert camouflage, it is a completely different color scheme. Tropentarn has tans and brown and green, this 'Aridfleck' is actually a five-color pattern in what appears to be colors very similar to those in Multicam. I found plenty of Tropentarn and standard woodland Flecktarn, but this stuff I cannot find.
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Postby Cap n pickles » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:37 am

Metzger Meister wrote:There appears to be a misunderstanding here; this is not the German desert camouflage, it is a completely different color scheme. Tropentarn has tans and brown and green, this 'Aridfleck' is actually a five-color pattern in what appears to be colors very similar to those in Multicam. I found plenty of Tropentarn and standard woodland Flecktarn, but this stuff I cannot find.



Okay, so you are not looking for wustentarn pattern.
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Postby Sahronax » Sat Jan 08, 2011 11:41 am

Cap n pickles wrote:
Metzger Meister wrote:There appears to be a misunderstanding here; this is not the German desert camouflage, it is a completely different color scheme. Tropentarn has tans and brown and green, this 'Aridfleck' is actually a five-color pattern in what appears to be colors very similar to those in Multicam. I found plenty of Tropentarn and standard woodland Flecktarn, but this stuff I cannot find.



Okay, so you are not looking for wustentarn pattern.


That is correct. Wustentarn, Tropentarn, desert Flecktarn, Steppentarn; all are the same thing, but not what I am looking for.
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Postby congofal » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:23 pm

Looks closer to PLA Arid Fleck .
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Postby congofal » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:25 pm

A desert version of PLA Type 03 Plateau Camouflage to be more precise.
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Postby Sahronax » Sat Jan 08, 2011 8:37 pm

It is, but saying that is like saying it is similar to Flecktarn, Steppentarn, and Russian Flectar- that is, it is the exact same pattern, but with largely different colors.
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Postby Darius137 » Sun Jan 09, 2011 12:55 pm

I can't see the image here, but Congofal is probably correct. The PLA (Chinese) have a Nepal-themed high desert flecktarn pattern.

Googling "aridfleck" got me this pretty quickly:
http://www.militaryphotos.net/forums/sh ... Camo/page2
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Postby Sahronax » Sun Jan 09, 2011 2:45 pm

"Aridfleck":


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Chinese PLA 03, a direct copy of Flecktarn with colour changes:

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Definitely not the same thing; although I suppose I could have posted pictures here in the first place, apologies for that...
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