The application of camo patterns in the cold war bimbo programs was relatively rare, however in certain instances it was used.

This was no more true than in the American program where overwrought stereotypes instead of research on their Soviet adversaries often guided the program.

Once sent out in to the field, these units seldom came back with anything useful due to the comical ease in which they were identified. That of course didn’t mean that the Soviet high command didn’t find uses for them. More often then not these models returned to the Americans far worse for wear as they were passed around to dozens of senior officers with little regard to the condition they were in.