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Daemon
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Military Camouflage

Though today nearly all combat uniforms and military vehicles are designed with camouflage in mind, this was not always the case. Men once marched into battle in bright, eye-grabbing uniforms, but as more accurate firearms were developed, camouflage became increasingly important. It was greatly developed during World War I, and though radar use diminished its utility, conflicts like the guerrilla campaigns of the Vietnam War again made it important. What is dazzle camouflage? More...
L.Rai
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Interesting topic...the answer today is also complex see this link for a full explanation:

http://encyclopedia.thefreedictionary.com/Dazzle+camouflage
NeuroticHellFem
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Daemon wrote:
...What is dazzle camouflage?


Milica Boghunovich
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Military Camouflage

Think Though today nearly all combat uniforms and military vehicles are designed with camouflage in mind, this was not always the case. Men once marched into battle in bright, eye-grabbing uniforms, but as more accurate firearms were developed, camouflage became increasingly important. It was greatly developed during World War I, and though radar use diminished its utility, conflicts like the guerrilla campaigns of the Vietnam War again made it important. What is dazzle camouflage? More...

The military camouflage camouflages many things, and the truth, too.
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Wilkinson's dazzling idea





In 1917, on a patrol ship in the dangerous waters around Britain, the artist and illustrator Norman Wilkinson had a brainwave. As a Royal Navy volunteer in World War One, he had become all too aware of the threat from Germany’s U-boats.
Wilkinson decided he could use his artistic skills to protect Allied ships. He realised that it was impossible to paint a ship in camouflage that would hide it from the sights of a submarine commander. Instead, he proposed that the “extreme opposite” was the answer.
Rather than trying to make a ship vanish on the ocean waves, he developed a radical camouflage scheme that used bold shapes and violent contrasts of colour. His purpose was to confuse rather than conceal.



http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/zty8tfr
striker
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:13:47 PM
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now you see them now you don't
excaelis
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 5:39:58 PM

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I can't find my camouflage net...
Fredric-frank Myers
Posted: Thursday, November 13, 2014 7:42:25 PM

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I began to use camouflage of sorts when I noticed that the animals I hunted for food, as a child in northern Minnesota could see me, even though I moved very slowly. My first was WWII white "uniforms" for our snowy weather. Later, it was discussed while I was enlisted in the Guards, fibbed my age and enlisted at age 15. Now I wear army desert uniforms while prospecting in the Arizona desert, mainly to stay out of view from other humans.
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That was cool to learn.
excaelis
Posted: Friday, November 14, 2014 7:46:15 PM

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Fredric-frank Myers wrote:


... mainly to stay out of view from other humans.



Best way to do that is to be poor...
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