Air Superiority Blue

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Air Superiority Blue Color 6 - #72A0C1

The color "air superiority blue" was formulated by the US Army Air Force during World War II and then was added as one of the colors when the Federal Standard 595 colour list was set up in 1956. This color is used as camouflage by being painted on the bottom sides of reconnaissance aircraft to make them less visible from the ground.

A reconnaissance aircraft is a manned military aircraft designed, or adapted, to carry out aerial reconnaissance. Aerial reconnaissance was mostly carried out by versions of standard fighters and bombers equipped with cameras. After World War II and during the Cold War, when the United States developed several dedicated reconnaissance designs, including the U-2 and the SR-71 to deal with the nuclear threat from the Soviet Union.

Shown is CP-140A Arcturus reconnaissance aircraft
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