Lizard patterns have two overlapping prints, generally green and brown, printed with gaps so that a third dyed color, such as a
lighter green or khaki, makes up a large part of the pattern. In this, it is printed like earlier British patterns used on that country's
Paratroopers Denison smocks. Lizard patterns have narrower printed areas than the British patterns, and the original form had
a strong horizontal orientation, disrupting the vertical form of the soldier's body.
Horizontal lizard patterns
Horizontal lizard patterns in different colour forms were made by the French. A copy of the French pattern, made in Asia, was
adopted by some African countries such as Chad, Gabon, Rwanda, and Sudan. In around 1970 Cuba designed a gray variety,
used by Cuba and by the FAPLA of Angola. Greece has used a range of horizontal lizard patterns from the 1970s.
lizard uniforms (donated by France) until 1968, alongside plain (unpatterned) battledress. French lizard was among the
patterns used in Congo in 1978.
Vertical lizard patterns
Vertical lizard patterns in different colorways were apparently developed in Portugal from the original French horizontal patterns.
The lizard pattern had been in use in Portugal since 1956 with the Air Force's Paratroopers, being extended to the
jungles, the camouflaged uniform was issued throughout the whole Army and some units of the Navy and Air Force. In 1963, a
vertical lizard pattern was developed, this replacing the French horizontal pattern. Paradoxically, the Portuguese vertical lizard
pattern become popular amongst some of the guerrillas that opposed Portugal in the Overseas Wars and was latter adopted by
the armed forces of some of the former Portuguese African colonies after their independence. The Portuguese vertical lizard
pattern was adopted by Brazil, which developed a range of colorways for each of its armed services. Egypt, Greece, India,
variety of camouflage, including Portuguese lizard. 
Main article: Tigerstripe
was based on the TAP47 lizard pattern, and was adopted by the South Vietnamese Marines. Tigerstripe differed from lizard in
having its printed areas interlocked rather than overlapped; it also used smaller areas of dyed background color.
- Why Did The Germans Defeat The Worl...
- What Kind Of Backpack Can Go Throug...
- China 01 Type Individual Cold Zone ...
- American Lbt-2595g Water Bag Backpack
- Comparison Of Military Backpack Bet...
- Evolution Of Military Backpacks
- Evolution Of Military Backpack In C...
- McGhorse Backpack
- Molle Overview
- What Is Plce
- Hellenic Republic Greece
- Italian Republic
- Universal Camouflage Pattern
- Republic Of Latvia
- Grand Duchy Of Luxembourg
- Camouflage Patterns Of Malta
- Montenegrin Republic (Montenegro)
- Norwegian Camouflage Patterns
- Portuguese Republic