United States Navy
Ships - 2
Supplement to second revision of Ships-2
Measure 31: Dark Pattern
An ANTIAIRCRAFT measure of approximately 10 to 15 percent reflectance.
Applicable to any type of
Ships painted with this measure have
high visibility from submarine observation.
These designs are to provide additional
hiding power for vessels from aircraft, especially for small vessels near
shore, on jungle rivers, bays, etc. These designs are of lower
visibility to aircraft then the solid dark system, Measure 21.
Although primarily a low visibility
measure, this measure has the added advantage of confusing the ship's identity
and breaking up the lines of the ship once it has been seen. Vessels as
dark as these have very little course deception.
METHOD OF APPLICATION AND
Colors and patterns are shown on detailed working
drawings, some of which are reproduced in the following pages. All
colors are made from 5-TM, 5-GTM, 5-U, and Black.
patterns can be supplied in Measure 31 even though no examples are shown in
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