Defense officials have not said publicly what the markings could mean. It is also worth noting that the letter “Z” does not exist in the Russian alphabet, so perhaps the symbol is a version of the Cyrillic letter “I.”
Vintage NWT pittsburgh Pirates T-shirt,
It is a common military practice to use such markings to distinguish friend from foe. The U.S. military painted black and white “invasion stripes” on its aircraft during the 1944 invasion of Normandy to prevent Allied troops landing on the beaches from inadvertently shooting at their own planes, and American forces painted an upside-down “V” on their vehicles as a recognition symbol during Operation Desert Storm, retired Marine Col. Mark Cancian, a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Task & Purpose.
L HOLLYWOOD CALIFORNIA VW van SURFBOARD TSHIRT,
André Courrèges cotton sweater,
DKNY donna karen new york medium purse,
Anthropologie Angel of the North Cream Beige Cowl Neck Pullover Sweater EUC,
Tower Records tshirt Men’s Sz M NEW,
STEVE MADDEN Gills Silver Grey Camouflage Slip Ons,
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges, former commander of U.S. Army Europe, said that while he does not know what the “Z” markings mean, the 101st Airborne Division used symbols from playing cards to identify its four regiments during World War II. For example, soldiers with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment painted spades on their helmets.
Vintage De Rotchild Green Mohair Blend French Turtleneck Cable Knit Sweater S,
When Task & Purpose asked the Pentagon about the markings, an unnamed spokesperson replied bluntly by email: “I refer you to the Government of Russia.” The Russian embassy in Washington, D.C., did not provide a comment for this story.
Update: This story was updated following Russia’s full-scale attack on Ukraine.
What’s hot on Task & Purpose
- Nicholas Belted Ruched Polka-dot Mini Dress Yellow Size XS, on the ground
- Genuine Leather the sak Black Shoulder Bag,Please don’t draft me
- Army 3-star general suspended amid investigation intoKhombu Gray & Black Lace Up Faux Fur Collar Snow Winter Duck Boots 6
- The best gear under $25 to make life in the field suck less, according to soldiers