Accession Number:

AD1144651

Title:

Preliminary Report on Sky Camouflage of Naval Airplanes

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Formal Report]

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1934-11-22

Pagination or Media Count:

67

Abstract:

The brightness of the light from the sun, sky and sea are analyzed to bring out the principles of day sky camouflage of air planes. Rules are formulated, Chapter III, section 3, which in simplest form are paint upper surfaces with a dark gray blue paint underneath surfaces, vertical surfaces, protuberances, with a light gray blue all paint should be matte. Specific directions for painting the plane and experiments are outlines, in Chapter IV. It is pointed out, Chapter V, that translucent fabric offers greater possibilities of low visibility camouflage than can be achieved by painting opaque fabric.

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Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]