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052-191-1362 (SL1) - Camouflage Equipment

Standards: Camouflage equipment so all shiny parts are concealed, all remaining parts of the equipment are covered in irregular patterns, and outlines blend with predominant terrain background in the area. Camouflage equipment to prevent detection by visual, near-infrared, infrared, ultraviolet, radar, acoustic, and radio sensors.

Conditions: Given an item of equipment to camouflage, such as a wheeled vehicle (truck or jeep) or a tracked vehicle (armored personnel carrier [APC] or infantry fighting vehicle) and the lightweight camouflage screen system (LCSS) or natural camouflage material (such as burlap, sandbags, and cloth strips).  You are wearing a battle dress uniform (BDU).

Special Conditions: When this task is to be performed in a nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) environment, there will be no change in standards due to mission-oriented protective posture (MOPP) 4.

Standards: Camouflage equipment so all shiny parts are concealed, all remaining parts of the equipment are covered in irregular patterns, and outlines blend with predominant terrain background in the area.  Camouflage equipment to prevent detection by visual, near-infrared, infrared, ultraviolet, radar, acoustic, and radio sensors.

Performance Steps

1.   Hide the equipment by positioning it-

a. Under natural cover (whenever possible).

b. Within natural shadows (whenever possible).

c. In natural or constructed depressions in the ground.

d. So it is concealed by existing vegetation (whenever possible).

2.   Use the LCSS or natural camouflage materials to break up the shape and outline of the equipment so it blends in with the surrounding area. (figure 052-191-1362-1)


Figure 052-191-1362-1. Camouflage nets

 

3.   Cover all shiny areas of the equipment, such as headlights, reflectors, mirrors, and windshields.

4.   Cover or brush out obvious tracks that lead to the equipment.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup:  Provide the soldier with equipment to be camouflaged as listed in the conditions.

Brief Soldier:  Tell the soldier he is to camouflage the vehicle or piece of equipment in preparation for unit defense.

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Hid the equipment by positioning it-

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a. Under natural cover (whenever possible)

 

 

b. Within natural shadows (whenever possible)

 

 

c. In natural or constructed depressions in the ground.

 

 

d. So it was concealed by existing vegetation (whenever possible).

 

 

2.   Used the LCCS or natural camouflage materials to break up the shape and outline of the equipment so it blended with the surrounding area.

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3.   Covered all shiny areas of the equipment, such as headlights, reflectors, mirrors, and windshields.

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4.   Covered or brushed out obvious tracks that led to the equipment.

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Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed.  Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed.  If the soldier fails any performance measure, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

 

FM 20-3

 

 

FM 21-75