A “Dazzling” Dreadnought Circa 1919

Published May 29, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
Published May 29, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
Dreadnought Camouflage

Source: Reddit

Commonplace throughout the early 20th century, the battleship featured here is decked out in dazzling camouflage. With bold zig zags, the paint job is far from discrete — but that is precisely the point. From far away, the lines made it nearly impossible to estimate a target’s range, speed and the direction in which the battleship was heading.

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