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Why aren't fighter jets chrome in real life?
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Posted 4/9/14
In the early days of Grand Theft Auto Online, it was possible to store fighter jets in a garage built for cars, and make it chrome though glitches and mods. Many people had chromed fighter jets and posted pictures of them.

Why don't we have chrome fighter jets in real life? That shininess could be useful in blinding the enemy.

Here is a picture of a chrome fighter jet in Grand Theft Auto V. It may not look chrome at first, if if you look closely, you can see that the color is shiny, and it looks like glass.

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Posted 4/9/14

Giantsgiants wrote:

In the early days of Grand Theft Auto Online, it was possible to store fighter jets in a garage built for cars, and make it chrome though glitches and mods. Many people had chromed fighter jets and posted pictures of them.

Why don't we have chrome fighter jets in real life? That shininess could be useful in blinding the enemy.

Here is a picture of a chrome fighter jet in Grand Theft Auto V. It may not look chrome at first, if if you look closely, you can see that the color is shiny, and it looks like glass.



yes it could blind them but it would also be easier to see them at longer distances, plus it could back fire on their own wingmen. yes it would look pretty sweet but it would be kinda expensive-er to chrome them instead of paint them a flat color.

Actually I wonder if it would build up heat more from the sun...............?
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Posted 4/9/14 , edited 4/9/14
close, kinda.

more close
Posted 4/9/14
They should be hot pink instead. Their fabulousness would take out the enemy in an instant.
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Posted 4/9/14 , edited 4/9/14
The fancy-pants answer? These days, aircraft are hiding from radar, not human eyes, wherein the many little bumps and pores of a matte finish absorb and scatter more of those incoming radio waves than a smooth finish (such as chrome), so it's more beneficial to paint the aircraft to be camouflaged to match the ground, where they're most vulnerable.

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Posted 4/9/14

SoldierSangria wrote:

They should be hot pink instead. Their fabulousness would take out the enemy in an instant.


I think the government needs to start researching fairy princess technology, I want to see rainbows shoot out the back of missiles and see enemy jets explode in glitter
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Posted 4/9/14
It's has something to do with radar i guess.
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Posted 4/9/14

longdanzi103 wrote:


SoldierSangria wrote:

They should be hot pink instead. Their fabulousness would take out the enemy in an instant.


I think the government needs to start researching fairy princess technology, I want to see rainbows shoot out the back of missiles and see enemy jets explode in glitter


This^ Mahou missles FTW
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Posted 4/9/14
Probably a cost vs efficiency/weight thing.
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Posted 4/9/14
" Why aren't tanks pink" thread, the sequel!
Posted 4/9/14 , edited 4/10/14
Why go chrome?
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Posted 4/9/14

Mr_Spudwheat wrote:

The fancy-pants answer? These days, aircraft are hiding from radar, not human eyes, wherein the many little bumps and pores of a matte finish absorb and scatter more of those incoming radio waves than a smooth finish (such as chrome), so it's more beneficial to paint the aircraft to be camouflaged to match the ground, where they're most vulnerable.



Oh damn I want that figurine! XD
Posted 4/9/14
Would make them somewhat easier to spot, not that they aren't from being so fast. It's just not practical to chrome plate a jet.
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Posted 4/9/14
Being currently in the Air Force, I couldn't help but face smash my desk reading this post.
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Posted 4/9/14 , edited 4/9/14
Because Chrome plating would be a terrible idea. Corrosion-resistant, sure, but upkeep would be terrible. And pricey. and heavy. And very radar friendly. Generally not something you want an in an war plane.

So, it's a terrible, terrible idea.

Also, those WW2 aircraft above (B-29 and P-38), it's mostly aluminum. Which is just as shiny.
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