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#1 27Division18

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 12:54 PM

Is this camo pattern on this shelter half WW2 USMC or Korea?

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#2 warbird15

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Posted 09 September 2018 - 01:56 PM

It’s Mitchell pattern camouflage. Used in the Vietnam War


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#3 Klaxon

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Posted 25 September 2018 - 08:51 AM

All the ones I’ve seen are dated 1953.

#4 Dreamer42

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 08:20 AM

I had one a few years ago that was dated 1953 that I sold. I regret it now. 



#5 olivedrab1970

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 10:47 AM

I have never been a big fan of the Mitchell camo but, I like the shelter half for sure! I have been keeping my eyes open for one as well.

 

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#6 Gary Ziegler

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 10:49 AM

It’s Mitchell pattern camouflage. Used in the Vietnam War


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I've never met anyone that can explain to me the origin of the term "Mitchell pattern". It seems that someone pulled this terminology out of their 6 o'clock and everyone bought into it. lol


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#7 Justin

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Posted 01 November 2019 - 12:46 PM

 
I've never met anyone that can explain to me the origin of the term "Mitchell pattern". It seems that someone pulled this terminology out of their 6 o'clock and everyone bought into it. lol


The origin of the term has come to light very recently actually. Look up Melton Mitchell and his work in developing camouflage patterns for the military

Here's a short video uploaded Sep 30 2019. So very recent.

https://m.youtube.co...ZRMLuBlck&t=74s

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