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Date: 09/12/07 02:15 AM

54 Responses to How to Hide an Airplane Factory

  1. Profile photo of buddy
    buddy Male 30-39
    10116 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 1:16 am
    Link: How to Hide an Airplane Factory - To protect from an air attack in WW2, they built a fake city on top of an airplane factory.
  2. Profile photo of grrigiveup
    grrigiveup Female 18-29
    26 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:17 am
    rofl. that`s awesome.
  3. Profile photo of oowusum
    oowusum Female 13-17
    160 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:19 am
    That`s cool! It`s kind of hard to see in the old pictures, though
  4. Profile photo of Shisi
    Shisi Male 18-29
    779 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:19 am
    Thats nifty. I bet it worked well, it`s still there!
  5. Profile photo of lolphotoshop
    lolphotoshop Male 13-17
    392 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:20 am
    nice.
  6. Profile photo of yowz
    yowz Female 18-29
    306 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:27 am
    that is crazy!
  7. Profile photo of AK-047
    AK-047 Male 13-17
    270 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:45 am
    The lengths people go to during war. Pretty amazing.
  8. Profile photo of larajunky
    larajunky Female 40-49
    1832 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:52 am
    Just because its WW2 doesn`t mean they were idiots. They had a kick ass way to hide their sh*t.
  9. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
    665 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:01 am
    that is soooo cool. i mean to hide it like that?! awesome, just awesome.
  10. Profile photo of 843
    843 Male 18-29
    550 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:04 am
    Wow, that`s surreal ;-()
  11. Profile photo of PhoenixPhata
    PhoenixPhata Male 13-17
    280 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:07 am
    WRU!?
  12. Profile photo of trinah1
    trinah1 Female 18-29
    156 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:17 am
    That`s very clever. A lot of planning went into keeping that safe.
  13. Profile photo of Factoid
    Factoid Male 18-29
    148 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:21 am
    Awww... People are so innovative when it`s something to do with war...
  14. Profile photo of chikoori
    chikoori Female 18-29
    1011 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:24 am
    I saw that before. Crazy little trick.
  15. Profile photo of Muirghiel
    Muirghiel Female 18-29
    42 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 4:42 am
    wouldn`t enemy scouts - and cartographers, for that matter, wonder where the hell this random city came from?
  16. Profile photo of *Crazy Dude*
    *Crazy Dude* Female 13-17
    177 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 5:50 am
    wow
  17. Profile photo of HubmaN
    HubmaN Male 30-39
    60 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 6:26 am
    You have to admit-it looks pretty realistic...
  18. Profile photo of tgirl149
    tgirl149 Female 13-17
    525 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 7:06 am
    lol if an airplane tried to land on that thing cause it thought it was just a open land, things would get intresting
  19. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 7:53 am
    Hey Japan.....FOOLED YOU! :-)
  20. Profile photo of deaf_woman
    deaf_woman Male 30-39
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    September 12, 2007 at 8:53 am
    It didn`t really work... Japan cleverly altered their tactics, and is now bombing the USA with Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Subarus, and Sushi.
    Japan totally wins.
  21. Profile photo of DrugMunky
    DrugMunky Male 18-29
    73 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 9:05 am
    The mappers might realise it`s not a real city, but any bomber crew flying over at night wouldn`t. This was WW2, they didn`t have laser guidance systems.
  22. Profile photo of Snoogans
    Snoogans Male 30-39
    869 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 9:19 am
    deaf_woman: "It didn`t really work... Japan cleverly altered their tactics, and is now bombing the USA with Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Subarus, and Sushi." Japan totally wins.

    touché.....touché indeed.

  23. Profile photo of nessaculnamo
    nessaculnamo Female 18-29
    120 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 9:28 am
    Wow now that I`ve never seen before
  24. Profile photo of lmaonaise
    lmaonaise Male 13-17
    773 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 10:29 am
    cool
  25. Profile photo of darkevilsin
    darkevilsin Male 13-17
    343 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 11:24 am
    musta used up alotta cloth
  26. Profile photo of vancouverite
    vancouverite Female 18-29
    250 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 11:42 am
    awesome! that is so smart
  27. Profile photo of alexwebster
    alexwebster Male 18-29
    1 post
    September 12, 2007 at 11:47 am
    That is badass
  28. Profile photo of mangamonkey
    mangamonkey Male 18-29
    124 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 11:53 am
    Rural area is not a city

    Ingenius work on the part of those guys though

  29. Profile photo of phco3
    phco3 Female 18-29
    220 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 11:56 am
    I think we were smarter in WW2. No way anything that clever would happen now.
  30. Profile photo of xKaleigh
    xKaleigh Female 13-17
    93 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 12:25 pm
    like the hills have eyes...
  31. Profile photo of Sabre200000
    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    September 12, 2007 at 1:43 pm
    Muirghiel-"wouldn`t enemy scouts - and cartographers, for that matter, wonder where the hell this random city came from?"

    Sure, all those enemy Japanese scouts and there cartographers...who you apparently think had a detailed mapping of the US...would have noticed. Uhhh...you do realize how big the US is..right. LOL, sorry that comment was just funny to me. They had no clue what the lay of the US land was..outside of the basics and the well known landmarks/bases. lol

  32. Profile photo of T3h-Wraith
    T3h-Wraith Male 13-17
    645 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:15 pm
    Wow, That was ubar.
  33. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 2:58 pm
    yeah I guess that huge runway in the lower part of the picture wouldn`t give it away at all
  34. Profile photo of TheGrag
    TheGrag Male 13-17
    1497 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:07 pm
    Awsomeness xD
  35. Profile photo of bloody0angel
    bloody0angel Female 13-17
    90 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    WAY COOL XD!!!
  36. Profile photo of brianlance
    brianlance Male 30-39
    140 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:35 pm
    For anyone interested, here`s what it looks like today, courtesy of Google Maps.
  37. Profile photo of sophiemichel
    sophiemichel Female 13-17
    217 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm
    That`s amazing. :O
  38. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 4:27 pm
    lmao!
    Can kinda tell though
  39. Profile photo of nescient1
    nescient1 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 4:28 pm
    also..Airplane, is that actually a word?! Thought it was Aeroplane tbh
  40. Profile photo of robock
    robock Male 18-29
    317 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 6:48 pm
    From wikipedia:
    Fixed-wing aircraft are called airplanes in North America (the U.S. and Canada), and aeroplanes in Commonwealth countries (other than Canada) and Ireland.
  41. Profile photo of ashwey
    ashwey Female 13-17
    943 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 7:45 pm
    thats smart.
  42. Profile photo of 2D-Gorillaz
    2D-Gorillaz Male 13-17
    180 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 8:19 pm
    at first i didn`t get it but then i saw the tents and thats some crazy stuff
  43. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 8:48 pm
    i`m kinda confused.
    there were buildings above the netting too?
    or just pictures?
  44. Profile photo of thecranberry
    thecranberry Male 18-29
    731 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 8:51 pm
    man, its a good thing that they came up with such a clever method to avoid all of those terrible japanese bombings in california
    /sarcasm.
  45. Profile photo of Queen_Jay
    Queen_Jay Female 18-29
    241 posts
    September 12, 2007 at 10:45 pm
    neato
  46. Profile photo of thubanstar
    thubanstar Female 50-59
    823 posts
    September 13, 2007 at 1:53 am
    Thecranberry... hindsight is 20/20... with all the horrible things happening back then, it was not at all out of the question to fear a bombing of the west coast.

    Also, there was on the European battleground a fake infantry at one time... inflatable tanks, etc...

  47. Profile photo of SiriusLives
    SiriusLives Female 18-29
    428 posts
    September 13, 2007 at 9:52 pm
    It`s like the Hills Have Eyes (I think? Or am I thinking of another movie?) .
  48. Profile photo of nicholelibra
    nicholelibra Female 18-29
    663 posts
    September 15, 2007 at 11:02 pm
    Back then they built false cities on top of airfields to avoid attack. (Way cool)

    Today we allow reporters past the lines to give out coordinates on national and international television.

    Yeah, the Japanese win by default.

  49. Profile photo of VictoryRider
    VictoryRider Male 40-49
    1461 posts
    September 16, 2007 at 2:27 pm
    Pretty clever.
  50. Profile photo of EvilSock737
    EvilSock737 Female 13-17
    442 posts
    September 18, 2007 at 12:04 am
    That really is cool! It`s like an idea someone in, like, a cartoon would have... Don`t know why it makes me think that.
  51. Profile photo of mattvwj
    mattvwj Male 18-29
    6 posts
    November 12, 2007 at 4:23 pm
    hehehe all i can think about is midgar...im such a geek :(
  52. Profile photo of pffffttttt1
    pffffttttt1 Male 13-17
    298 posts
    November 18, 2007 at 5:21 pm
    o_O fake city.. well look, no peeps, hardly/no cars and buildings showing without care.. hard to notice the city has changed.
  53. Profile photo of Scythe246
    Scythe246 Male 13-17
    191 posts
    July 20, 2008 at 2:01 am
    THAT SIR, is pretty damn clever.
  54. Profile photo of desie
    desie Female 18-29
    576 posts
    August 29, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    A.ma.zing.

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