By Pierre Kosmidis
Photos: U.S. National Archives
Since antiquity, fooling the enemy was an important element of warfare.
The Japanese during WW2 used a series of decoy tactics, in order to fool their enemies in targeting dummy aircraft instead of the real ones.
Some of their attempts proved to be so successful that after the end of WW2 in the Pacific, the US Army photographed as many such bamboo and wooden planking aircraft as possible for examination.