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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2008
    Does anyone else have an odd fascination with aeronautical artwork? I'm talking grinning teeth on the front of A-10s, the pinup girls on WWII bombers, tiger-stripe F-16s, that sort of thing.

    bomber art
    • CommentTimeFeb 9th 2008
    Totally. I have a whole bunch of old photographs my grandfather brought back from the war. He was a lancaster mechanic stationed over in England, so he got some pretty decent pics of nose art. I can remember as a kid this one particular that hung in our cottage of this lancaster with this hot brunette on the side with the script "Shoop Shoop Baby" painted on the side. I have debated for years getting it tattooed hahaha.

    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2008
    I'm a big fan of this stuff. Got into it a couple years ago when I was doin' some research for a painting for my brother-in-law.
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    anybody know a good site to find more? I've always loved it, but never really looked into finding more.
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    Try Googling "nose art". Honest. The quotation marks will help.
    • CommentAuthorpeteloaf
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2008 edited
    I had a couple files on my work computer(I think) full of photos with this stuff painted on AV-8B Harriers from a few years back at the beginning of OEF and OIF. I didn't take them, and I don't know who did.

    I'll try to dig some of it out. It's interesting to see on (more)modern jets.
    • CommentTimeFeb 10th 2008
    I don't know if you can call it an "odd fascination", but I really like aeronautical artwork, too. I love airplanes and helicopters and the art they painted on them in WWI and WWII was rather impressive eye candy!