With the very kind help of my good friend Jay Mallari, I have at long last managed to get together a bit of useful information which covers the US Marine Corps useage of their 4-colour camouflage schemes. Even the Corps itself was unable to supply any information about the 4-color patterns as it was "no longer operational".
Which brings me to the current 3-colour patterns.
I am desperate to get hold of any technical manuals which describe the application of the 3-colour camouflage schemes. Because, in a few more years, the USMC will be telling me (and other researchers) "Sorry, the TMs are no longer operational and have been shredded". Or something along those lines.
The TMs concerned are:-
TM (MCO) P4750-15/2 Painting equipment and registration marking of Marine Corps tactical and combat eqpt
TM 4750-OD/1A Painting and Registration Marking for Marine Corps Combat and Tactical Equipment: November 2004
TM 4750-OD/2 Camouflage Paint Patterns: November 2005
And anything from TM 4750-15/2-1 through TM 4750-15/2-10 (especially related to the m151-series MUTT)
So if anyone can help me track down the relevant manual(s) for the benefit of future researchers/restorers, in any format (paper or CD) I will really appreciate it. Please drop me a line at
thanks in advance...