MultiCam is a 7-color, multi-environment camouflage pattern developed by Crye Associates in conjunction with U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center. The pattern was on the race to replace the 3-color desert and Woodland patterns, but originally lost to the Universal Camouflage Pattern in 2004, seen in the Army Combat Uniform. However, it has been newly commissioned in 2010 and will be replacing the UCP over time for use by US Army units serving in Afghanistan. It is already used by some American Special Operations units and law enforcement agencies. [source: wiki]
The US Army has recently approved the use of Multicam for the next tour of the 173rd Airborne Brigade deploying to Afghanistan.
How fast things change! ACU is now history and MultiCam has become current and back in when everyone thought they were out of the picture.
VeryHot Toys will be releasing this US Army in MultiCam uniform set (No figure is provided) for kitting out your very own 1:6 scale 12-inch soldier of the United States Army. Compare the picture of the toy soldier above with a picture of the real deal shown below. Which is the copy and which is the original?
The Army put out a message to soldiers who will receive new MultiCam uniforms for Afghanistan — don’t plan on wearing your fancy new duds to the bank at lunch time. The strict new rules governing the fielding and wearing of the new Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern uniforms are laid out in a June 10 All Army Activities message. Army: MultiCam allowed only in Afghanistan
“OCP is authorized for wear in Afghanistan only,” the message states. “Only U.S. Army soldiers and members of other services assigned to U.S. Army units operating in Afghanistan are authorized” to wear the new pattern.
The Army selected MultiCam as the new pattern for Afghanistan in February after it outperformed the Army Combat Uniform’s Universal Camouflage Pattern and several other popular patterns in multiple Army tests.
The Army plans to begin fielding to units already serving in Afghanistan by November, but only units with “120 days or more remaining in Afghanistan” will receive the new uniforms and equipment in MultiCam.
Soldiers will be allowed to keep the MultiCam Fire-Resistant ACUs, caps and other accessories when they return from deployment, but will be required to turn in their MultiCam Modular Lightweight Load-bearing Equipment, Extended Cold Weather Clothing System Generation III items, body armor, and helmet covers, Army spokesman Lt. Col. Jimmie Cummings told Army Times on June 24.
MultiCam, made by Crye Precision LLC, was the top performer in a computerized, photo-simulation test the Army conducted late last year. Tests included photographs taken in desert, woodland, cropland and mountain terrain settings.
A development of MultiCam with the existing British DPM is to be adopted by the British Army as Multi-Terrain Pattern. I've seen pictures of British troops in MultiCam camouflage deployed in Afghanistan as well. So that makes MultiCam the hottest camouflage pattern now and this VeryHot Toys uniform set may be in HOT demand too.
The war in Iraq may be over but the one in Afghanistan is still being waged as the war on terrorism continues unabated. We wish all the brave and courageous soldiers who are there on the ground doing their part to rid the world of terror well, and may they go home safely to their loved ones when their tour is over.
This US Army Special Forces in Afghanistan is armed with a M4 Carbine with M203 Grenade Launcher, Beretta M9 pistol and pistol gripped shotgun.
Very Hot Toys US Army Special Forces in Afghanistan Uniform Set comes with MICH Helmet with NVG, Dust goggles, Tan balaclava, a MultiCam camouflage FROG style combat shirt and pants, MultiCam plate carrier body armor system with a whole lot of pouches, hydration carrier with hose worn on the back, a foldout shotgun shell pouch carrier system (holds 25 shells) held on a PALS leg subload, drop down holster, 40mm rifle grenades with bandoleer, Hiking Boots.