Artwork

Bizarre/Odd

Misc

Places

Technology

Home » Artwork
Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Share/Bookmark

Share


Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of a military aircraft, usually located near the nose, and is a form of aircraft graffiti.
it’s not difficult to understand why a pilot would choose, or feel the need, to apply nose art to his or her aircraft prior to entering a warzone. after being stripped of your individuality and trained to follow commands for months on end it must be immensely refreshing to have the opportunity to personalize the machine with which you’ll spend most of your time, in turn boosting your own morale and that of your fellow pilots. add a lick of paint and title to a deadly lump of metal and the plane soon becomes a character with a unique name, not so much a weapon as a companion during one of the most stressful times imaginable.

Flying tiger :: Curtiss P-40

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art8 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Li’l lass :: B-26 Marauder

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art12 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

She devil :: B-24 Liberator

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art13 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Betty boop :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art7 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Hells belle :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art14 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

The devil himself :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art15 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Sentimental journey :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art16 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Glamorous Gal :: P-51 Variants

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art10 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

The Dragon And His Tail :: B-24 Liberator

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art3 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Two One :: S-3 Viking

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art4 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Briefing Time :: B-25 Mitchell

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art9 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Cocktail Hour :: B-24 Liberator

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art11 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Mitch The Witch 2 :: B-25 Mitchell

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art21 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Intensive Care ::L-5 Sentinel

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art22 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Miss Dolly :: ERCO Ercoupe

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art23 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Witchcraft :: B-24 Liberator

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art2 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Various :: tornado gr1

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art17 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Tiger :: A-7 Corsair II

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art6 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Dragon’s Breath :: BAC 167 Strikemaster

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art1 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Japanese F-15

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art5 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Acemaker :: T-33 Shooting Star

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art19 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Let’s Roll :: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art18 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

Princess Leia :: F-104 Starfighter

Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art20 Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

You MUST see these cool photo galleries!

Sign up for our newsletter to get updates!

Virtual Fun Zone - Exclusive News Feed

11 Comments »

  • Great information! I’ve been looking for something like this for a while now. Thanks!

  • cna training says:

    My cousin recommended this blog and she was totally right keep up the fantastic work!

  • Nice brief and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Gratefulness you as your information.

  • Uncle B says:

    The great phallic symbol of our time the airship in worship of the round firm buttocks!Soon to fly no more! Less oil for fuel found this year than last, yet we continue the oil drinking party!Days of the spectacular American Empire numbered in oil on every calendar, by OPEC who feed there masses on a diminishing resource when all around them the Sun shines! Yankee Doodle’s oil flame soon out of fuel and he will die with it and the Asian Empire will replace him and his oil fire with nuclear/electric fury and many more reactors of increasingly sophisticated kinds than the Yank ever imagined – Even a reactor with spent fuel only dangerous for a century! The next thrust on this earth, a long slow Asian reality even for the American as they go to the gasoline pumps with over-drawn credit cards to purchase $4.00 a gallon nectar! 1.6 Billion Chinese with cars and powerful Yuan in cash line up for the finite supply, and they will drive the price of this dwindling commodity through the roof! Beyond what Yankee doodle can pay! Then what? Fewer fuel hungry planes with pretty women painted on them for certain! These are the Goddesses of the Cheap Oil Era, the age of WWII Glories and those days are long gone! Soon we will see these as photos only, in galleries with large V-8 cars all painted up nice and great radial engines never to run again. We need to tape the roar of the great piston engines that drove these fine ladies skyward as a memento of and era gone bye. They are the symbol of a fleeting, Red White and Blue time of glory in history, now soon forgotten and forsaken save for the musium pieces, and this fine internet that doesn’t let us forget!

  • WP Themes says:

    Amiable post and this post helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you seeking your information.

  • education says:

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

  • i love to visit art galleries both home and abroad, art has been my life:;~

  • Hey what a brilliant post I have come across and believe me I have been searching out for this similar kind of post for past a week and hardly came across this. Thank you very much and will look for more postings from you.

  • Paulette Bihari says:

    Even though this subject can be amazingly sensitive for most men and women, my opinion is that there has to be a center or prevalent floor that we all can discover. I do recognize that youve extra appropriate and intelligent commentary proper here although. Thank you!

Leave a comment!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

You can use these tags:
<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

This is a Gravatar-enabled weblog. To get your own globally-recognized-avatar, please register at Gravatar.