reply to post by firepilot
I am not arguing about a lot of the science presented by OZ. I am saying that the science can be extended upon for both positive and negative military
purposes . Even adding a water dtergent mix to a contrail can have a very usefull obscuring effect . It can create a temperary cordon for detection
purposes . Again , not of itself a bad thing neccesarily .
Knowledge of the enemies location is 95% of a succesfull engagement .
But no system is perfect and developing such techniques will always be ongoing .So every now and then you are going to see military craft doing
stuff thats not 'normal'.
Every airforce does it slightly differently to suit their capabilities and limitations.
But no matter how low your visibility , there will always be ways to detect the air you disturb as you pass through it .
See , in the ADF the operational guys love winding up the old farts like me. Its not like USAF where everyone is so damn professional, serious and
up themselves . We love playing tricks and showing off . Its a totally different culture to yours.
One day the guys laid a contrail right over my backyard at about twenty feet just to wind me up .