Young (ODA-271), on Oct 26 2007, 06:00 PM, said:
ring, on Aug 31 2007, 11:01 PM, said:
i think it points out how bad the ACU blows...
in some of the pics the only reason you can find the marpat/multi, is the pic of the ACU giveing them away...
You're also basing this on the fact that MARPAT was designed strictly for woodland environments where ACU is all around. Take some urban and structure pictures (ie a defense position in a bunker) and compare them again. I think MARPAT is probably the best for woodland... but unfortunately, the world isn't all green. The one thing ACU did was help blend a middleground between urban and woodland.
ACU blends with 2 things... gravel and sage brush. it was made to be a "all purpose" camo.. its far from it..
at night it looks like its glowing in any moon light, threw NV gear, it has zero advantage to multi or marpat even though they tried to claim otherwise.
its allready being talked about being fazed out, and that cant happen any sooner.
people think the only place we are fighting in urban citys in iraq, United States military are located in nearly 130 countries around the world performing a variety of duties from combat operations, to peacekeeping, including South Korea, Afghanistan, Kosovo and Bosnia still.