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Old Jun 26, 2007, 05:26 PM
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When I painted my GWS-38 in F-4 photo-recon colours I did some research on this low visability colour scheme. The USAAF made tests involvig B17, with extra pasangers for extra eyes, and a Haze Blue painted F-4 Lightning. At 10,000 plus feet the F-4 was almost impossible to see untill it got to very close to the B-17.

One would assume that the British made similar tests with their PR Pink Spitfires at low altiude and PR Blue Spitfires at high altitudes.

Before radar equiped fighers became the norn, if you could not see them you could not find them. If you could not find them then you could not shoot them down.

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