Accession Number : AD0463934


Title :   TEST AND EVALUATION OF GROUND VISUAL SIGHTING OF RECONNAISSANCE/CAMOUFLAGED AIRCRAFT


Descriptive Note : Technical rept.


Corporate Author : TACTICAL AIR COMMAND LANGLEY AFB VA


Personal Author(s) : Dursteler, William S ; Smith, Robert L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/463934.pdf


Report Date : May 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 14


Abstract : The use of camouflaged paint on low-flying aircraft provides a marked reduction in their detectability when observed from the air. However, when the major threat to survival is from ground defenses, the visual acquisition environment changes. Test results indicate that when observed from the ground, the camouflaged paint application is the least desirable of the three paint applications currently in use on tactical reconnaissance aircraft. A non-reflective lusterless paint of the same general shade as the RF-101 acrylic jetskin is recommended. This grey color is identified as shade Nr 36622, Federal Standard Nr 25.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT FINISHES , *CAMOUFLAGE , *RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT , PAINTS , TACTICAL WARFARE , LOW ALTITUDE , SURFACE TO AIR , PASSIVE DEFENSE , JET FIGHTERS , DETECTION , FLIGHT TESTING , VISUAL PERCEPTION


Subject Categories : Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Optical Countermeasures


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE