Sunday, September 09, 2007

How to camouflage an airport




"During World War II the Army Corps of Engineers needed to hide the Lockheed Burbank Aircraft Plant to protect it from a(n)... air attack. They covered it with camouflage netting and trompe l’oeil to make it look like a rural subdivision from the air."

7 comments:

Greybishop said...

Ok, that is officially the coolest use of camo-net ever!

newbie said...

Being in Burbank, I wonder if the work was done by set designers from the movie industry? Very cool stuff!

JDH said...

Do you post this once -
http://www.containercity.com/

LOSTbean said...

how long does it take to cover it all? sheesh! rolling out a tarp on a flat baseball field is labor-intensive enough. imagine how big the crew that does this project must be!

Sawsee said...

Hey GB, newbie and JDH!

Yes, very cool camouflage! I would assume the set designers from Hollywood would have been able to construct this, but, because of the secrecy were special military types trained instead?

Thanks JDH! Yes, I posted a container conversion before but it was only one container, not as extensive as your find! Thanks for sharing.

Sawsee said...

Hi lostbean! I can't imagine how long it would have taken to build it and then cover the huge buildings and area.

I'm sure it would be very difficult to carry through with a project like this, in secret.

Greybishop said...

There's a story on the website that because of the "industrial" look of the movie making lots, one of them (nearby the Loughheed facility in the picture) painted a big "Loughheed --->" sign on one of their big roofs.