Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
As a kid my dad's khaki's (usaf) were a light tancolor.
Dictionary.com has it as:
a light yellowish brown
In the early part of my military service they were still a light brown. I guess it depends on how each country and military branch defines it.
Etymology: Hindi & Urdu khâkî dust-colored, from khâk dust, from Persian
1 a: a khaki-colored cloth made usually of cotton or wool and used especially for military uniforms b: a garment of this cloth; especially: a military uniform —usually used in plural
2: a light yellowish brown
United States Marine Corps (Vietnam era)
Tropical uniforms (Tropical uniforms, Trops, or Pinks)
These were khaki (that faded with age to a pinkish-khaki) colored light weight and had to be dry cleaned while the regular khaki uniforms were washed and starched.
Tropical uniforms will be phased out of service on December 31, 2010.
The khaki that is shown at ADG's webpage is this one :
How does this color compare to the USSR units?
Depending on the printing run, the WIF Classic USSR background color had some slight variations, but was fundamentally a light brown.
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