A-TACS® was developed by Digtal Concealment Systems, (DCS) to answer the call for better and more effective camouflage system integration for duty personnel in any service branch from military to law enforcement. A-TACS® is designed as a universal pattern for a wide range of operational environments with additional supporting color and design variants to follow.
Many of the modern digital camouflage patterns currently in use by the tactical community have flaws. The square pixels used to create the distortion effect do not replicate the shapes, forms and shadows of the environment they are deployed in-especially when viewed through optics. The ninety-degree angles and limited use of natural colors can in many cases, make detection easier. Additionally, the “visual noise” in these same patterns tends to make them close-up into a solid color, producing a “blobbing” effect when viewed from a distance. A-TACS® addresses and improves these critical issues in three ways.
1. Replace un-natural square pixels with organic pixels. Utilizing our patented process, we created a palette of natural colors digitally sampled from real-world elements in carefully controlled lighting. The pattern is then created using a mathematical algorithm that writes “organically-shaped” pixels using the specific color information given. The resulting pattern while still digital, is far more organic in appearance.
2. Use small patterns to create larger more distinct shapes designed to work at a distance. Small shapes create larger shapes and larger shapes are organized into a distinct pattern with no horizontal or vertical orientation. This unique “pattern within a pattern” concept allows A-TACS® to effectively break the human outline at great distances thereby, minimizing the “blobbing” effect of other patterns when viewed from a distance.
3. More effective use of color-range produces a better concealment system. A-TACS® is created using a far greater range of inter-mingled natural colors than was previously possible. The overall base color for the cast is a neutral tan which is designed for use in open, rocky or arid environments.
Furthermore, the abstract and intricate nature of this pattern gives it a unique “fingerprint” which is not only adaptable to various service branches, but also makes it difficult to copy.
I know it’s the “British” rifle, and issued to our troops but I have to be honest, a have very little affinity with the L85, but I’m fully aware a whole bunch of you guys are far more pumped on them than I am. The main issue is, there’s not a lot of options when it comes to airsoft versions, there’s a few relatively sketchy AEGs out there and some are not the greatest replicas going.
In case you weren’t aware, GBB manufacturing powerhouse, WE have been working on a GBB variant of the L85 for a little while, and it’s popped up in the background of a few promotional videos they have released on Youtube over the last few months.
Thanks to Redwolf Airsoft and their Facebook page, I spotted these sneak-peek pictures of what appears to be a pre-production GBB L85 in the WE factory. It looks pretty nice actually!
Previewed at Shot show this Ai Industry award winning Boots manufacture goes multicam Magnum are the world leaders in EN certified footwear covering uniform, occupational and safety footwear. For over 25 years, Magnum have pioneered in offering comfort, technology and innovation in footwear. Magnum are the original uniform footwear brand.
From the looks of things, the much anticipated Tokyo Marui Recoil SCAR-L may have had it’s first batch recalled, according to Japanese website, http://www.hyperdouraku.com/…
Image showing the issue with the top RIS rail, courtesy of hyperdouraku.com
The google translated article seems to say that TM had problems with the RIS rail running the length of the top of the receiver. Some examples had the slots machined poorly resulting in some being too shallow. It’s seems as if the issue has already been rectified though, hopefully none of them will have made it through to UK retailers and customers.
In more positive news, don’t forget the new issue of Ai is out today and with a bit of luck, on the shelves in youtr local store. If it isn’t, demand the staff bring you your copy, and then get home and subscribe online. you’ll never have to deal with the inconvenience of newsagents ever again!
Another plus is that the new 2011 Ai patches have arrived and are ready for distribution. If you haven’t ordered yet, you can get the whole set here.
It’s an exciting day! We’ve let out a few teasers about this issue over the last couple of weeks, but we can now proudly say Ai February 2011 will be on sale tomorrow January 26th. In fact, if you subscribe, there’s a fair chance the postie has wedged your copy through the letterbox already, because subscribers get copies early.
Airsoft International February 2011
Along with all the usual great features, reviews and how-to articles, this month’s “Wannabe” focuses on the characters from Electronic Art’s first-person shooter, Medal of Honor: Tier 1. With our guidance you can construct your own Tier 1 Operator look with ease. We think it’s one of the coolest looking and most practical load-outs we’ve done for some time, and if current conflict themes are your thing, you won’t want to miss out.
See in mag for more photos and information about this awesome load-out.
That’s not all though, we’ve mentioned our plans for bigger and better games in 2011 on our Facebook page, and now’s the time for us to announce them. Within the pages of this issue you can find out more details about the continuation of Ai500: Dark Harvest, along with more Vietnam, WW2 and Modern Warfare themed games. you really need to get this issue and stay tuned.
Tour of Duty: Bigger and better than ever.
Along with all this excitement, we have also decided to update our Ai patch. The essential finishing touch to any loadout, a must have for covering that unsightly fuzzy velcro, the Ai patch is now available in 3 colour-ways and features an all new, bigger and sweeter design.
The new 2011 patch set.
Check in mag for details on how to order your set.
I’ve not done it myself, but I’m sure if you look up “gas blow back fever” in a medical dictionary, you’ll get some fairly alarming results. Fortunately, the gas blow back fever I’m talking about is different. Predictably it’s airsoft related.
Ai Art Director Ben (right) and reader Dan (left) make good use of some GBB pistols
Now I like AEGs… They are fun, reliable, easy to use, easy to maintain and come in all shapes and sizes but you know, once you fired one, you’ve fired them all. That familiar motor whirr and “pop” sound is practically identical with each gun, and unless you are cranking out some serious rounds per second, you don’t get a lot of feedback. Of course, then there’s the small, albeit growing range of recoil guns from Tokyo Marui (and a few shady clones), but there’s not much choice there, and you are largely restricted to full size rifles.
What we do have, on the other hand, is a brilliant range of gas blow back guns from loads of different manufacturers, and since the news from the SHOT show has come through, KWA seem to be one to watch this year.
Are you sticking with the AEG this coming summer, or will you be trying out a new GBB gun?
You know how we said we weren’t at the SHOT Show in Vegas? Well, we’re still not, but we do have friends in high places, and more importantly, we have friends at the SHOT Show in Vegas. Aside from getting drunk and shooting things, which I assume is standard fare for a Vegas trip, Frenchie from Airsoft World dropped us a line to show us these pictures he snapped of the new KWA KRISS.
I’m not sure I’d want a bipod grip on it myself, but I’m sure that’s just something to display it with…