Unbelievable photo shows the effectiveness of fighter jet camouflage

  • A photo has emerged revealing the incredible power of camouflage
  • You might struggle to see them but the image shows several fighter jets
  • The F-5 Tiger II fighter jet is used by the Brazilian Air Force

Published on Nov 23, 2023 at 3:38 PM (UTC+4)
by Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

Last updated on Dec 04, 2023 at 9:32 PM (UTC+4)
Edited by Alessandro Renesis

Unbelievable photo shows the effectiveness of fighter jet camouflage

A photo showcasing the highly effective camouflage of the Northrop F-5 Tiger II fighter jet has emerged.

They’re used by the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) amongst other global military powers.

While the US Air Force is now testing AI in its fighter jets and recently bought eVTOLs – this jet’s effectiveness is far more simple.

Their success lies in their ability to seamlessly blend into the landscape.

You might struggle to spot them in the photo below.

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While futuristic jet concepts are impressive, this fighter jet was first introduced in 1962.

Developed by Northrop in the US, over half of the 2,246 aircraft made served for militaries overseas.

The aircraft have been part of the FAB fleet for over 45 years.

However the camouflage scheme you can (or perhaps, can’t) see was introduced around 2001.

This camouflage was initially tested on an AMX A-1 attack jet.

Shades of gray and green making up the camouflage patter is is unique among Brazilian military aircraft.

The fighter jet is powered by two compact, high thrust-to-weight ratio General Electric J85 turbojet engines.

Compared to other fighter aircraft of its time, this aerodynamic and nimble jet was far smaller and more simple.

It’s a light and relatively low-cost aircraft with a maximum speed of Mach 1.6, or 1,706 km/h (1,060 mph).

While it is possible to refuel on the go, the range of the fighter jet was 870m but had a combat radius of 198m when carrying maximum payload.

The F-5 Tiger II ceiling is 51,800 ft with a rate of climb of 34,400 ft/min.

In terms of armament, it has two 20mm cannons and carries two AIM-9 Sidewinders on the wingtips.

The fighter jet also five hardpoints to carry up to 7000 lbs of ordnance.

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Amelia Jean Hershman-Jones

London-based Amelia cut her journalistic teeth covering all things lifestyle, wellness and luxury in the UK capital. Fast-forward a decade and the experienced content creator and editor has put pen to paper for glossy magazines, busy newsrooms and coveted brands. When her OOO is on you can find her spending quality time with her young family, in the gym or exploring the city she loves.