--- In deathtoreligion@y..., bestonnet_00 <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> --- In deathtoreligion@y..., proleus <no_reply@y...> wrote:
> > LOL
> > Personally, I think polished (mirror-like) silver would be the
> > color (assuming your surface coating absorbed radar, that way you
> > would have a severe optical distortion while in the air making
> > optical tracking difficult.
> That's going to be very easy to see.
> You want it to blend in, not stand out as a reflection in the sky
The undersurface of airforce one is mirror polished. The reason for
doing so is that it reflects the blue tint of the sky downward. Close
up, a mirror coated aircraft will be visible, but only as a distorted
blob. At a distance, that distortion would be negligable. Combine the
fact that the craft reflects the tint of the sky in all directions
(sun reflection goes upward only so it isn't a factor as long as the
craft flies high) and the fact that it absorbs incomming radar, and
shields it's own thermal emissions, such a craft would be very hard
to see indeed.
FYI I am not refering to just mirror polished, I mean literally as
reflecting as a mirror you would see on a wall.