EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND
FEATURES - Continued
woodland, snow, or desert. The support system, woodland or desert (NSN
1080-00-108-1173) is used with the woodland or desert, radar scattering or radar
transparent screen systems. The support system, snow (NSN 1080-00-556-
4954) is white in color and is used with the snow, radar scattering or radar transpar-
ent screen systems. Use one support system for each camouflage screen system,
except when erecting screens over 15 feet high. In this case, use two support sys-
tems. The support system consists of:
Twelve each four foot aluminum or plastic (Type I or Type II) pole sections
which can be extended to various heights.
Eighteen each aluminum stakes.
Eighteen each batten spreaders which support the screens. (Batten
spreaders can be of different design and are interchangeable).
A locking device called a spreader adapter assembly. (The batten spread-
ers and spreader adapter assemblies are made from a plastic type materi-
A carrying case for the support system.
A repair kit is furnished containing enough material for users to perform
repairs on the screens.
Separate carrying cases are provided for the screen system and support
The camouflage screen systems should be stored in
a cool dry place.
The camouflage screen system is used to conceal stationary target signatures,
weapons, vehicles and semipermanent positions in situations where natural cover
and/or concealment may be absent or inadequate. The lightweight camouflage
screen system can be used as an aid in the concealment of prominent permanent
objects, and objects in a fixed pattern which present obvious targets, Permanent
installation camouflage, however, will usually require construction of concealment
features (false roofs, dummy buildings, garnished wire nettings, etc.).