Monday, January 07, 2008
Seen at the Camera Suture,
“Dazzle camouflage (aka ‘razzle dazzle’) was a camouflage paint scheme used on ships. An unlikely form of camouflage, drawing attention to the target rather than hiding it but its purpose was not to conceal the ship but to make it difficult for an enemy sub to clock it and destroy it. Its purpose was confusion, rather than concealment.”
Incidentally, Dazzle patterns were usually designed by women.