Naval Camouflage 1914-1945: A Complete Visual Reference
This history of camouflage is undoubtedly the most comprehensive study of the subject to date. Visual and illustrative in its approach, it concentrates on the British and US Navies, but the camouflage patterns of enemy navies (and selected allies) are covered as well.
Contrary to popular belief, naval camouflage at sea was not intended to 'hide' ships, and an in-depth commentary explains the theory and development of visual deception, and the different ways in which it was intended to work at sea.
The core of the book is a listing of all the major patterns and schemes, with their colours, characteristics and function. Wherever possible each is illustrated with at least one photograph providing the reader with a visual reference as well as a description; where there were variations, as many as possible are depicted.
This is a subject of immense importance and significance for all those with an interest in the warships of the two World Wars - this comprehensive reference book is simply the best available.
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Admiralty Dazzle Painting
Brush Countershading System
Toch DisruptiveLow Visibility System
Submarine Camouflage Schemes
US Navy Measure 13Haze Grey System
Disruption and Dazzle Designsa Divergence
US Navy Measure 17Dazzle System
US Navy Measure 23Light Grey System
US Navy Measure 32Medium Pattern System
US Navy Measure 33Light Pattern System
US Navy PT Boat Schemes
Camouflage Schemes of Other Allies
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