Military aircraft fighters have fake cockpits painted on them

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Military aircraft fighters have fake cockpits painted on them

Here is an interesting fact, many military aircraft have a fake cockpits painted on the underside of their fighters to confuse enemy pilots.

In the 1970s, US aviation artist Keith Ferris invented a false canopy to paint on the underside of military aircraft, directly underneath the front of the plane, the purpose of which was to confuse an enemy so they do not know in what direction the aircraft is headed.

This ruse was inspired by animals and fishes that have similar markings on the head and tail, so they can confuse other creatures. Pilots remain skeptical of this feature, asserting that if the enemy is close enough to see the marking, they are too close to be fooled by it.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...

The A-10 Warthog has the same fake cockpit as well. Apparently its quite common :)

Pic from http://www.aerospaceweb.org...

Thanks to fnaqzna

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/aircraft/attack/a10/a10_18.jpg

Canadian CF-18 with False Canopy painted on underside (all CF-18's are painted this way)
From http://www.hyperstealth.com...
http://www.hyperstealth.com/ADP/AIR_CF-18_Reverse_Cockpit_lg.jpg

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By netchicken: posted on 23-8-2009








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