Re: Misc.

Jess Stuart (
Sun, 10 Dec 1995 12:53:56 -0800 (PST)

> I don't believe that the pattern was intended to "hide" the aircraft
> but that it was to work like ship camoflage. It was intended to make it
> difficult to disinguish size and direction of travel. This is just an
> educated guess I don't really know ( but it sounds good ).
> It can't be meant to hide it. I mean how many yellow or pink clouds
> have you seen? The underside colors are not consistent with something
> that you're trying to hide against the sky.

From up close it may seem even a gaudy color scheme. I don't
know what the average visual recognition range was in WWI, but the colors
might blend with distance and provide good camoflauge (sp?).

  Jess Stuart			"I am Pentium of Borg.  Accuracy is irrelevant				   Prepare to be estimated!"