Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Vintage Photos of World War II Nose Art





5 comments:

Private said...

I know you occasionally have some things for sale on eBay. If you want to send me images of anything you have for sale, I'd be g;lad to make you offers on anything I like.

(I apologize if this posts twice, but my cat jumped on my keyboard at the time I was sending, so wasn't sure if it got to you the first time around.)

Joey said...

Hi,

No problem. Just send me your email address and I'll keep you posted whenever I'm selling something.

Thanks for checking out my blog!

Joey.

Ray Merriam said...

"Nose cone" is used incorrectly here. The term nose cone is used to refer to the forwardmost section of a rocket, guided missile or aircraft. The cone is shaped to offer minimum aerodynamic resistance. Nose cones are also designed for travel in and under water and in high speed land vehicles. Stick an engine in the nose of a plane and the last thing you're doing is offering minimum aerodynamic resistance. Such artwork when applied to the forward area of an aircraft's fuselage is typically called simply "nose art". The aircraft in the third image looks to be a Grumman J2F "Duck".

Joey said...

Ah, thanks for the clarification Ray! Just edited the title now...

Clarity said...

I enjoyed this post, especially the gentle black and white photography - not surprising after my newest post!