Collection: Austrian Zeltbahn Steintarn CAMO

The Austrian zeltbahn produced from the 1950s to the 1980s was printed on one side with the above "pea" pattern and on the opposite side with a "splinter" camouflage design called steintarn (stone pattern). This design was probably influenced by the sumpfmuster or "marsh" pattern of the German Wehrmacht, although it differs in having grey and ochre splinter shapes on a tan background w/grey rain straits. As with the "pea" pattern, there were two types of this pattern produced at different times. The later (2nd) pattern is modified by the inclusion of new features, but this does not appear to have affected the overall pattern length; it may instead have been slightly compressed to include the additional pattern features. A pattern comparison is shown at the bottom of this page.