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FI.Snaphoo
08-11-2004, 01:18 AM
We've all seen the American Fighters/Bombers with the baudy, comical, or menacing nose art. But did the RAF do this as well? If so, where could I find some examples? If not, then why not? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Thanks for any help at all.


Snaphoo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/JakeGM/GMSquadron/Snaphoo2.gif

FI.Snaphoo
08-11-2004, 01:18 AM
We've all seen the American Fighters/Bombers with the baudy, comical, or menacing nose art. But did the RAF do this as well? If so, where could I find some examples? If not, then why not? http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_wink.gif Thanks for any help at all.


Snaphoo.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/JakeGM/GMSquadron/Snaphoo2.gif

Dimensionaut_
08-11-2004, 01:38 AM
It was less common, but it was done. Often a small cartoon like image or personal icon.

And ehm, loads of examples are at il2skins.com

The cat in my avatar is Ian Gleed's noseart (well it was at the right side under the cockpit). If you look in my skin list you will find three aircraft of him (two Hurricanes and one Spitfire). I've also skinned the Hurricane with Popeye on it.

Maybe it was a bit more common that aircraft were given names. Often they were named after cities or areas that gave money to buy aircraft or for foreign squadrons from their homeland or colonies that contributed money.

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Sarpedon688
08-11-2004, 02:57 AM
If yor serious about this may I recomend this book. More than you'll ever want to know about the subject. A bit pricy though, currently listed for $75.00 on Amazon

RAF/RCAF AIRCRAFT NOSE ART IN WWII by Clarence Simonsen. Size 297 x 210mm, 256pp including 16pp of colour, approx' 400 b/w photos

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