posted on Mar, 22 2006 @ 05:50 PM
Most aircraft paint scemes have been driven by factors at the time. Towards the end of WW2, painting an aircraft with anything more than basic
markings would have been a waste of time and paint. The F-4s you see in a camoflage paint scheme were intended not to get shot down by a pilot flying
above them and spotting them. The various shades of grey you see in aircraft today are based around blending as well as possible into hazy
conditions. This is probrably the paint scheme you'll see the most of, untill the REALLY cool paints come out.