Author Topic: Weird Camouflage  (Read 3258 times)

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2017, 02:02:33 PM »
I'd be really curious as to what exactly the advantages of pixellated camo as opposed to free hand feathered patterns are supposed to be - to me it seems like a whole lot masking/taping effort for producing unnatural hard rectangular edges. I could see a theoretical advantage in urban settings, but then again the pattern resolution might be too irregular to provide any advantage. What gives?

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2017, 07:30:20 PM »
At a distance the pixelation tends to blur & the blending of the colours is very smooth, & the colours tend to blend into the background better - don't ask me why but that's what many of the in-flight photo's I've seen show.
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2017, 03:43:00 AM »
I'd be really curious as to what exactly the advantages of pixellated camo as opposed to free hand feathered patterns are supposed to be - to me it seems like a whole lot masking/taping effort for producing unnatural hard rectangular edges. I could see a theoretical advantage in urban settings, but then again the pattern resolution might be too irregular to provide any advantage. What gives?


It is actually quite effective when you see it in use - though I often wonder why we bother with visual camouflage on some airborne platforms these days.  There is science behind it, but in short the purpose of the digitized pattern is to create visual "noise" and prevent the eye from identifying any visual templates. The pattern is intended to not register as any particular shape or pattern that could be distinguished.  It is a far more effective camouflage than standard uniform patterns because it mimics the dappled textures and rough boundaries found in natural settings.
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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #18 on: June 01, 2017, 09:10:30 AM »


Then I see the schemes on some Chinese military vehicles:






I have to ask:  Why even bother?


Probably just my sense of humour, but to me it looks like they are preparing for war against Legoland.

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Re: Weird Camouflage
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2017, 09:40:05 AM »
Tesla is now in the game:





Yesterday (May 30th), SS Customs released official photos of a "Special Ops" project it's doing in conjunction with Tesla. They've created an all-new camouflage Tesla Model S and unveiled it this Memorial Day. To pay tribute, SS Customs wrote, "Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices. From all of us at SS Customs, we wish you a safe and pleasant Memorial Day."

Full story and more photos here: https://evannex.com/blogs/news/tesla-pays-tribute-on-memorial-day-with-all-new-camouflage-model-s-gallery
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