Frogskin Camo was developed by the US Marine Corps for use during World War II and has been adapted and used by many other militaries around the world. The M1942 Frogskin pattern was the US Military’s first attempt at a disruptive camouflage.
The first uniform constructed using Frogskin Camo was issued in 1942 and featured a double-sided print. One side was known as “Jungle” and featured a five colour pattern on green background. The other was “Beach” and featured a three colour pattern on a tan background.
The two-sided nature of the cloth meant that it could be used in reversible garments that would enable to wearer to remain hidden regardless of the environment they found themselves in. This was particularly useful in missions that contained amphibious beach landings.