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Lockheed Camo

A series of stunning photographs have recently appeared on the internet, first brought to light (to my knowledge) on Rense.com. The photos show the lengths the US Army Corps of Engineers went to during the 1940s to disguise the Lockheed Aircraft Plant in Burbank, California. The amazing pictures clearly show camoflage netting stretched across the massive plant, giving the appearance from the air of a rural community.
Lockheed Camoflage - Before and After

Many individuals have come forward with second-hand accounts of their fathers having been involved in the project or had been working at the Lockheed Plant at the time. Yet there are still some who question the validity of the photographs themselves, even though they display no signs of tampering or alteration. In the photo below, you can clearly see a house (or at least the frame) sitting on top of the netting. The effect from the air is remarkable and surely would have served its purpose had a squadron of Japanese bombers descended on California.
More Camoflage

The question asked by some is that if this is what the Army was capable of during World War 2, what are they hiding in plain sight today? No doubt things have advanced from the complex camoflage netting employed in the 40s. The mind boggles at the possibilities. So perhaps that vacant block of land you drive past every day on your way to work is not empty at all…(cue Twilight Zone theme).

You can read the original post on Rense.com at http://www.rense.com/general89/lock.htm.

by Max Drake

Pics: supplied to Rense.com by Richard Sauder.


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  1. Impressive and ingenuity !
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    Posted by Young Werther | March 7, 2010, 6:19 pm
  2. These photographs are really stunning. Taking me back to my olden days.

    Posted by Twilight Shirts | March 7, 2010, 10:18 pm
  3. Ingenuity, damn right…can you imagine the logistical nightmare that must have been putting that netting in place?…

    Posted by Max Drake | March 8, 2010, 1:31 am
  4. Interesting post, Max…

    Great pictures…

    Maybe these days its David Copperfield and mirrors..?



    Posted by Decoy Spoon | March 8, 2010, 7:33 pm
  5. wow. cool.
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    Posted by shea | March 15, 2010, 2:54 am

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