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Fascinating Aircraft Nose Art

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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

Li’l lass :: B-26 Marauder

She devil :: B-24 Liberator

Betty boop :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Hells belle :: B-17 Flying Fortress

The devil himself :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Sentimental journey :: B-17 Flying Fortress

Glamorous Gal :: P-51 Variants

The Dragon And His Tail :: B-24 Liberator

Two One :: S-3 Viking

Briefing Time :: B-25 Mitchell

Cocktail Hour :: B-24 Liberator

Mitch The Witch 2 :: B-25 Mitchell

Intensive Care ::L-5 Sentinel

Miss Dolly :: ERCO Ercoupe

Witchcraft :: B-24 Liberator

Various :: tornado gr1

Tiger :: A-7 Corsair II

Dragon’s Breath :: BAC 167 Strikemaster

Japanese F-15

Acemaker :: T-33 Shooting Star

Let’s Roll :: A-10 Thunderbolt II

Princess Leia :: F-104 Starfighter

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