Thermal camouflage are materials and design considerations that hinder infrared detection.

Battlefield 3Edit

Thermal Camo
Thermal Optics (MBT, TD) Maintenance (AA) APFSDS-T Shell (IFV) Zoom Optics (MA) Canister Shell (MBT, TD) Reactive Armor (AA) Guided Missile (IFV) ATGM Launcher (MA)
Vehicle Type

• Main Battle Tank
• Mobile Anti-Air
• Infantry Fighting Vehicle
• Mobile Artillery Vehicle
• Tank Destroyer

Special Feature(s)

• Protection from thermal imaging and spotting
• Active while in any seat of the vehicle

Unlocked At

• 54800 MBT score
• 25000 AA score
• 60000 IFV score
• 5500 MA score
• 28000 TD score

Customization Slot


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Battlefield 3 Tank Guide - Thermal Camo

"Anti-reflective coating on your vehicle increases enemy locking and tracking difficulty and decreases the time you are revealed to the enemy from being spotted."

— Battlelog description

Thermal Camo is a ground vehicle specialization featured in Battlefield 3, the counterpart to Stealth for air vehicles. When equipped, a vehicle's thermal signature is reduced when viewing through Thermal Optics. The vehicle also becomes harder to track using guided missiles/shells, and if spotted, the mark will disappear sooner.

Vehicles using Thermal Camo have their "active spotted time" reduced by 66% and their "passive spotted time" reduced by 99%. Weapon lock takes 60% longer to achieve.

Thermal Camo does not completely prevent heatseeking weaponry from working—such vehicles are still vulnerable to attack if exposed for long enough.

Battlefield 4Edit

Thermal Camo
Vehicle Type

Attack Boat
Mobile Anti-Air

Customization Slot


Thermal Camo is a vehicle specialization featured in Battlefield 4. The Specialization reduces the vehicle's thermal signature as seen through the Thermal Optics specialization as well as other infrared devices in a manner similar to that of the Battlefield 3 counterpart. While their heat signature is reduced, vehicles can still be attacked with heatseeking weaponry though it may take the operator more time to acquire a successful lock on the vehicle.

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