Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Distraction

A great post on disguise at Isegoria:
During the Great War, navies learned that they couldn't hide their ships through camouflage, because the background shifted so drastically with every change in the weather — but they could razzle-dazzle enemy range-finders with what painter Norman Wilkinson called dazzle painting

Illustrations and photos, some even in color.

1 comment:

Bryan Hasson said...

Yeah, I've seen this before. Supposedly it was to prevent subs and other ships from knowing what direction you are going. These days we have enough technology for that, but back then it helped confuse visual triangulation.