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22nd Oct '17 8:02:34 PM azbyc15243
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* High-ranking members of the Black Organisation in ''Manga/DetectiveConan'' usually wear all-black clothing, leading to the organisation's InSeriesNickname. Rather odd, given that it's ostensibly a secret organisation.
6th Sep '17 2:42:30 PM Peteman
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* Averted by the green goons in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', but invoked ''hard'' by their captains. [[note]]Fans have compared the outfits to Mardi Gras on LSD. For the more subtle ones.[[/note]] The good guys' uniforms are about the same, right down to the bull's-eye insignia.

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* Averted by the green goons in ''Anime/ScienceNinjaTeamGatchaman'', but invoked ''hard'' by their captains. [[note]]Fans have compared the outfits to Mardi Gras on LSD. For the more subtle ones.[[/note]] The good guys' uniforms are about the same, right down to the bull's-eye insignia.
2nd Sep '17 7:43:12 AM darrenr
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* Over the course of World War II the Waffen-SS were issued uniform items in a multitude of camouflage patterns which often came in both summer and autumn colours. SS units also adopted camouflage clothing issued to the forces of other Axis nations and even borrowed items from the German army. By the end of the war it was not uncommon for Panzergrenadiers to go into combat wearing trousers, smocks, jackets and helmet covers which were in completely different patterns and colours to each other.
31st Aug '17 3:20:14 AM HalcyonDayz
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** The original game subverts with the female Black Ops, but plays it straighter in the expansion pack ''Opposing Force''. The female operatives had incredibly fast movements and jumped very high in seconds, but both they and the more conspicuous MP5-toting male grunts ''always'' wore black outfits regardless of where they were deployed. This is lampshaded in the web series ''Shephard's Mind''.

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** The original game subverts with the female Black Ops, but plays it straighter in the expansion pack ''Opposing Force''. The female operatives had incredibly fast movements and jumped very high in seconds, but both they and the more conspicuous MP5-toting [=MP5=]-toting male grunts ''always'' wore black outfits regardless of where they were deployed. This is lampshaded in the web series ''Shephard's Mind''.
14th Aug '17 9:18:02 AM chochlik
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* In ''Pax Britannica'' novels by Al Ewing, Jake Scorpio and the Agents of S.T.E.A.M. (a parody of Comicbook/NickFury and Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}) wear fluorescent jumpsuits that are apparently "anti-camouflage". When they attract your attention you don't understand how you could possibly have not noticed them, but if they don't [[PerceptionFilter your eyes just slide away.]]

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* In ''Pax Britannica'' Britannia'' novels by Al Ewing, Jake Scorpio and the Agents of S.T.E.A.M. (a parody of Comicbook/NickFury and Comicbook/{{SHIELD}}) wear fluorescent jumpsuits that are apparently "anti-camouflage". When they attract your attention you don't understand how you could possibly have not noticed them, but if they don't [[PerceptionFilter your eyes just slide away.]]
16th Jul '17 9:52:25 AM nombretomado
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** "Stripping the paint" for aircraft in WW2. The British and Luftwaffe scorned it because it made the aircraft shiney and blatantly obvious. The US 8th Air Force simply didn't care; more than once it was actually suggested that they ''wanted'' enemy aircraft to find them, so the enemy would engage and be destroyed.

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** "Stripping the paint" for aircraft in WW2.[=WW2=]. The British and Luftwaffe scorned it because it made the aircraft shiney and blatantly obvious. The US 8th Air Force simply didn't care; more than once it was actually suggested that they ''wanted'' enemy aircraft to find them, so the enemy would engage and be destroyed.



*** There was also the point that the coat of paint actually reduced performance - an unpainted B-17 was 8mph faster than a painted one and an unpainted P-51 was up to 16 mph faster. Also, the olive drap was primarily of value in making aircraft parked on airfields less visible to people attacking that airfield - in WW2, by 1944, US airfields weren't often attacked. These days camouflage is primarily aimed at optically-guided missiles.

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*** There was also the point that the coat of paint actually reduced performance - an unpainted B-17 was 8mph faster than a painted one and an unpainted P-51 was up to 16 mph faster. Also, the olive drap was primarily of value in making aircraft parked on airfields less visible to people attacking that airfield - in WW2, [=WW2=], by 1944, US airfields weren't often attacked. These days camouflage is primarily aimed at optically-guided missiles.



** Out of desperation, some Soviet tanks produced during WW2 were sent to the battlefield unpainted. This was for various reasons including production time, likelihood of survival regardless of whether it was painted, and simple unavailability of appropriate or sufficient quantities of paint. Famous instances included the Siege of Leningrad and the defense of Stalingrad, in which the front line was a short drive from the factory gates - or in Stalingrad's case, ultimately ''within the factory itself''. Those unpainted tanks which survived for long enough built a patina of rust, mud, and dirt which was almost as effective as painted camouflage.

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** Out of desperation, some Soviet tanks produced during WW2 [=WW2=] were sent to the battlefield unpainted. This was for various reasons including production time, likelihood of survival regardless of whether it was painted, and simple unavailability of appropriate or sufficient quantities of paint. Famous instances included the Siege of Leningrad and the defense of Stalingrad, in which the front line was a short drive from the factory gates - or in Stalingrad's case, ultimately ''within the factory itself''. Those unpainted tanks which survived for long enough built a patina of rust, mud, and dirt which was almost as effective as painted camouflage.
11th Jul '17 9:04:51 AM Caps-luna
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*** The Japanese navy often used land based camouflage patterns on its sea vessels, making them mostly green. The logic is that a ship will most likely be spotted at sea anyway and this way they could at least conceal ship movements between ports.
*** Some ships used prominent camo on certain parts of the ship and actual stealthy camo on others. The goal here was to disguise them as entirely different types of ship.
2nd Jul '17 1:52:34 AM Divra
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* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': Zig-zagged by the Venusian Rangers, who are famous for wearing pristine, snow-white armor. The fluff claims this is an artifact left over from the (highly useful and realistic) arctic camo the Rangers wore during their first big deployment in Venus' polar regions during the Dark Legion War, and is to commemorate those victories. It is also mentioned that the Rangers (who are elite assault troops rather than light infantry) believe that they have no reason to try to hide (and given that according to the crunch Ranger armor is completely impervious to small-arms fire and grenade shrapnel, they may be right), but that many units also paint their armor in more location-appropriate camo schemes rather than maintain the iconic white.

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* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': Zig-zagged by the Venusian Rangers, who are famous for wearing pristine, snow-white armor. The fluff claims this is an artifact left over from the (highly useful and realistic) arctic camo the Rangers wore during their first big deployment in Venus' polar regions during the Dark Legion War, and is maintained to commemorate those victories. the victories won there. It is also mentioned that the many Rangers (who are elite assault troops rather than light infantry) believe that they have no reason to try to hide (and given that according to the crunch Ranger armor is completely impervious to small-arms fire and grenade shrapnel, they may be right), have a point), but that many units also paint their armor in more location-appropriate camo schemes rather than maintain the iconic white.
1st Jul '17 4:15:37 PM nombretomado
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** Modern air forces mostly have two-tone grayscale versions of their "official" roundels and insignia. Compare the two on the page for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Australian_Air_Force Royal Australian Air Force]] on TheOtherWiki.

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** Modern air forces mostly have two-tone grayscale versions of their "official" roundels and insignia. Compare the two on the page for the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Australian_Air_Force Royal Australian Air Force]] on TheOtherWiki.Wiki/TheOtherWiki.
1st Jul '17 8:03:21 AM Divra
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* ''TabletopGame/MutantChronicles'': Zig-zagged by the Venusian Rangers, who are famous for wearing pristine, snow-white armor. The fluff claims this is an artifact left over from the (highly useful and realistic) arctic camo the Rangers wore during their first big deployment in Venus' polar regions during the Dark Legion War, and is to commemorate those victories. It is also mentioned that the Rangers (who are elite assault troops rather than light infantry) believe that they have no reason to try to hide (and given that according to the crunch Ranger armor is completely impervious to small-arms fire and grenade shrapnel, they may be right), but that many units also paint their armor in more location-appropriate camo schemes rather than maintain the iconic white.
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