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User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

In other sources as well a A-NET I have noticed the US Navy USMC appears to be changing from the low viz schemes. I saw a shot on CBS news the other night of a carrier in the gulf, the F-14's were painted up in squadron colors and looked great. Which do you like ? I love this shot of the 18 thanks Mr. Fulber!


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User currently offlineKiwiNanday From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2537 times:

What's the point of low-vis?

It sure as hell doesn't hide the planes from radar! I know about the whole silhouette bit, with how a gray plane blends in with a gray sky, but colorful tails shouldn't hurt that!


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2519 times:

I agree on the low viz , never did understand that. Maybe someone can expalin the logic of low viz.




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User currently offlineBCAInfoSys From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2511 times:

Just a clarification.. the USMC may be located under the Department of the Navy, but they're NOT part of the Navy! There is a very big distinction. You're sure to piss off any Marine if you label them as being part of the Navy... just an FYI.  Smile

User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3266 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2455 times:

"..Maybe someone can expalin the logic of low viz.."

Reflections. Low vis limits reflections from the sun during a dogfight and at other times.


User currently offlineAGM100 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 5407 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2361 times:

JeffM

Makes sense to me ,, it was too obvious I guess.



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User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 984 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

I agree on the low viz , never did understand that. Maybe someone can expalin the logic of low viz.

Even if you're radar picks a target up say 10 miles out, it is much harder to spot a grey dot against the horizon than it is a bright red or orange dot. Grey also reflects less light making it harder to see.


User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

Even with the increased use of colorful paint schemes, the finish is still a low-reflectance one. Not the high-gloss finishes of years past.


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