Been done since 1941.
That's cool, whatever it takes to get ahead ;P
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Geez guys this type of stuff has been done for thousands of years. Even the Canadian Military has decoy F-18's with heat signature generators etc. (to make sure they look right to infra-red equipment).
Why not starts a thread - gun powder now generally available!!
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Gotta love how the 'journalist' completely misses the point. As noted in the Snopes link, decoys have traditionally been a very effective way to confuse the enemy and waste his resources (or waste fake resources if the old 'wooden bomb' story isn't a 1940s fish story).
These inflatable ones are a step beyond the traditional wood because they are so much more portable and easy to produce.
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