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* Update 5 October
Aircraft Decoration & 'Nose Art'
Besides official registration numbers
Civilian and Military aircraft have often been given names by their
Sometimes these names are incorporated in decorative artwork &
painted onto the planes.
This pin-up icon by CapnTsubasa is typical of the large
that might be seen on Second World War warplanes in historical photos,
often painted near the front crew cockpit ('nose') of the larger
"Belle the Cat" nose art from Douglas A-20 Havoc flown by CPT James
McChatten, USAAF, 3d Bombardment Group, Charters Towers, Australia,1943-44.
Art by capntsubasa, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.furaffinity.net/user/capntsubasa/
Saluting the aircraft construction workers:
Eight" by Stuart McCarthy
Another typical patriotic
pin-up warplane decoration:
"And now, for something
completely different: ..."
Nose art for the aircraft, "Rockets
Red Glare" - by Stuart McCarthy