Army & Navy: Shining Planes

Henceforth most U.S. warplanes will go into action bright and shining except for the dull black patches brushed on surfaces which reflect sunlight into airmen's eyes. Only "where tactical considerations require it in combat zones" will camouflage be used any more.

Reason: radio direction finders are not fooled by camouflage, and the little bit of concealment that it gave planes on the ground under enemy air attack is hardly needed any more. A shiny plane aloft is just as hard to see as a painted ship. An unpainted plane is also a little lighter, a little faster: without paint, fighters weigh less...

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