Imagine you're a sailor on a military ship during a world war. Armed enemies are closing in, and your ship is the target of their weaponry. Would you want to be in a ship that was painted with psychedelic swirls and designs in loud colors? For the U.S. military in WWI, the answer was yes. This is "razzle dazzle" camouflage, and boldly contrasting the ocean's waves was exactly the point.
Give 'em the Old Razzle Dazzle
The Sabotage Operation Of Dazzle Camouflage
Seems backwards, doesn't it?
Razzle Dazzle Painted Ships
They're very fun to look at, at least.
Why Do Zebras Have Stripes?
Disruptive camouflage at work.
Written by Curiosity Staff October 26, 2016
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