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Swiss | Alpenflage

Swiss | Alpenflage

Swiss Alpenflage, or Alpenflage (Alpenfleck), refers to the camouflage pattern used by the Swiss Armed Forces from the 1950s through the 1990s. It was designed to blend into alpine environments, featuring a distinctive disruptive pattern of various shapes and colors meant to mimic the rocks, snow, and foliage found in mountainous regions.

The pattern consists of predominantly brown, green, and grey tones arranged in a mottled design, which was intended to provide effective concealment in the Swiss Alps. Initially introduced in the 1950s, it underwent some revisions over the years, but its basic disruptive pattern remained consistent.

Although no longer in active military use, Swiss Alpenflage has gained popularity among collectors of military uniforms and enthusiasts of camouflage patterns due to its unique appearance and historical significance within Swiss military history.