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About Dacia™

The Dacia pattern … was highly appreciated, being a good choice of layout and colours.

Eduard Neculae
Marketing Manager
Adina S.R.L.

In October 2008, I was advised that Romanian Land Forces (Forţele Terestre Române) wanted a new camouflage pattern. The design brief called for a 'universal' pattern, similar in colouration to the U.S. Army's Universal Camouflage Pattern (UCP).

Naturally I prefer to work with my own paradigms and techniques, which are best suited to the development of five-colour camouflage patterns. Still, I'm nothing if not adaptable — so I started work on a family of three-colour camouflage patterns. Since the client was Romanian, the pattern family was given the working title Dacia™.

December 2008 — three-colour Dacia R1™

Graphic: Example of three-colour DACIA R1™

© Brad Turner 2008.

The poor effect of the UCP-inspired colourway was recognised and acknowledged early in the development process. The requirement for a 'universal' camouflage pattern was shelved, and an amended brief was issued in June 2009.

The amended brief left some latitude for a four-colour camouflage pattern, so revised variants of my original design were quickly prepared. Dacia R2™ (top) was one of them.

A five-colour version — provisionally named Vârcolac (Romanian: 'werewolf') — was also developed in December 2009. It was designed to be loaded with the same 'Timberwolf' colourway that was first developed for Roggenwolf® Warg™

Unfortunately the financial crisis of 2007–2010 hit the project hard. Further development of Dacia R2™ and Vârcolac was suspended in January 2010.

'Roggenwolf', 'Deception you can trust', 'Dacia', 'Dacia R1', 'Dacia R2' 'Kumul 2', 'Ryewolf', 'Vârcolac', 'Warg', 'Warg(SR)' and the Rād device are trade marks or registered trade marks of Brad Turner.

Updated: 04:24:50 Monday, 12 August 2013 (GMT)

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