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Maskirovka: The Soviet System of Camouflage
Student research rept.
ARMY RUSSIAN INST APO NEW YORK 09053
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In this paper, the author discusses the Soviet system of camouflage measures. While the Russian word maskirovka, which is usually translated as camouflage, is used by the Soviets to describe these measures, much more is encompassed in what the author calls the Soviet system of camouflage than those measures normally associated with the term camouflage. Included are such things as skillful use of terrain, deception operations, smoke operations, and anti-radar camouflage. The author discusses these measures and also examines the technical means of camouflage, i.e. standard camouflage equipment, available to Soviet units. Finally, the author draws some conclusions as to the implications for the West of Soviet camouflage employment techniques.
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