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28th Dec '17 11:03:28 PM jamespolk
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** 1944 documentary ''Film/TheMemphisBelle'', which made that particular plane famous and loosely inspired the 1990 film, shows that this is TruthInTelevision. There's actually a montage of all the nose art of the bombers in the squadron. One plane chose to avoid cheesecake and instead had a painting of a skunk squirting Hitler, with the caption "In Der Fuhrer's Face".
23rd Dec '17 5:27:11 PM nombretomado
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'''Type B:''' The "[[PublicExposure Pin-Up]] Girl". Made famous in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, these designs often featured scantily-clad (or nude) women in suggestive poses. Many of these were very temporary in nature, and it was not at all rare for the pinup art to reflect the name of the aircraft (such as the famous "Film/MemphisBelle"). Though common among American aircraft in WWII and Korea, it went out of style after that, due to [[MoralGuardians certain individuals]] [[StopHavingFunGuys declaring it "obscene," "sexist," and "unprofessional"]] for young men to fly high-risk combat missions with such markings on their aircraft. [[BritsWithBattleships RAF]] aviators maintained the practice through the 1991 Gulf War before the same forces caught up with them.

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'''Type B:''' The "[[PublicExposure Pin-Up]] Girl". Made famous in UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, these designs often featured scantily-clad (or nude) women in suggestive poses. Many of these were very temporary in nature, and it was not at all rare for the pinup art to reflect the name of the aircraft (such as the famous "Film/MemphisBelle"). Though common among American aircraft in WWII and Korea, it went out of style after that, due to [[MoralGuardians certain individuals]] [[StopHavingFunGuys declaring it "obscene," "sexist," and "unprofessional"]] for young men to fly high-risk combat missions with such markings on their aircraft. [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships RAF]] aviators maintained the practice through the 1991 Gulf War before the same forces caught up with them.



In RealLife, this trope has generally become much more subdued due to a combination of PR and practicality. Flashy artwork tended to clash with specially-designed camouflage patterns designed to help conceal the plane in combat, making such artwork AwesomeButImpractical. Even the traditionally applied roundel insignia, such as the [[BritsWithBattleships RAF's]] bullseye had to be replaced with subdued monochrome variants. A typical workaround with those limitations is to put the artwork in a normally-concealed place, like the inside of the wheel wells, or to simply draw it in less contrasting colors.

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In RealLife, this trope has generally become much more subdued due to a combination of PR and practicality. Flashy artwork tended to clash with specially-designed camouflage patterns designed to help conceal the plane in combat, making such artwork AwesomeButImpractical. Even the traditionally applied roundel insignia, such as the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships RAF's]] bullseye had to be replaced with subdued monochrome variants. A typical workaround with those limitations is to put the artwork in a normally-concealed place, like the inside of the wheel wells, or to simply draw it in less contrasting colors.



** Allied aviators would paint tricolor roundels and tail flashes on their planes (after earlier experience taught that the [[BritsWithBattleships Royal Flying Corps's]] Union Jack could be [[FriendOrFoe easily confused]] for the Germans' Iron Cross. The British, French, Russians, and Americans all used a red-white-blue pattern, with the Brits using red-white-blue (center outwards), the French using blue-white-red, and the Russians and Americans both used white-blue-red, the US Army Air Service not entering the war until the Imperial Russian Air Service had disbanded with the collapse of the Russian Empire.

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** Allied aviators would paint tricolor roundels and tail flashes on their planes (after earlier experience taught that the [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships Royal Flying Corps's]] Union Jack could be [[FriendOrFoe easily confused]] for the Germans' Iron Cross. The British, French, Russians, and Americans all used a red-white-blue pattern, with the Brits using red-white-blue (center outwards), the French using blue-white-red, and the Russians and Americans both used white-blue-red, the US Army Air Service not entering the war until the Imperial Russian Air Service had disbanded with the collapse of the Russian Empire.
12th Dec '17 7:30:43 AM Woodrobin
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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': In the OpeningMontage we see a bomber with nose art of Sally Jupiter.

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* ''Film/{{Watchmen}}'': In the OpeningMontage we see a bomber with nose art of Sally Jupiter.the original Silk Spectre (Sally Jupiter).
10th Sep '17 10:40:32 AM nombretomado
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* Several ships and watercraft operated by the [[AnimalWrongsGroup Sea Shepherd Conservation Society]] on the AnimalPlanet series ''Series/WhaleWars'' feature this; their rigid inflatable boats and the ''Bob Barker'' sport shark mouths on the bow, while the ''Gojira'' had a picture of the titular monster before being rechristened the ''Brigitte Bardot,''[[note]]Due to copyright reasons.[[/note]] whereupon the nose art changed to that of a woman bearing a trident and the organization's flag.

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* Several ships and watercraft operated by the [[AnimalWrongsGroup Sea Shepherd Conservation Society]] on the AnimalPlanet Creator/AnimalPlanet series ''Series/WhaleWars'' feature this; their rigid inflatable boats and the ''Bob Barker'' sport shark mouths on the bow, while the ''Gojira'' had a picture of the titular monster before being rechristened the ''Brigitte Bardot,''[[note]]Due to copyright reasons.[[/note]] whereupon the nose art changed to that of a woman bearing a trident and the organization's flag.
2nd Sep '17 3:36:38 PM DaibhidC
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* Type D is parodied in the ''Series/NotTheNineOClockNews'' song "I Like Trucking", with a trucker who keeps a tally of hedgehogs.




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* In ''TabletopGame/{{GURPS}} Literature/{{Lensman}}'', smaller spacecraft have "pin-up" noseart, often painted by Anson Maynard. According to the ''Pyramid'' article "[[http://www.sjgames.com/pyramid/sample.html?id=452 The Brooklyn Bombshell]]", two of the examples in the book are modelled on GlamorousWartimeSinger Rachel Ginsberg.
23rd Aug '17 1:25:10 PM Underachiever
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** The spinoff trading card game had an actual "Intimidating Paint Job" ''card'' that could be attached to a 'Mech to slightly reduce the attack values of (presumably duly shaken) opposing units.
17th Aug '17 2:36:00 PM YT45
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'''Type E:''' Humorous cartoons. This type was especially popular in the USAAF and Finnish air forces, and would often depict a popular cartoon character, such as Donald Duck or Batman. This type of nose art is common even today. It usually depicts either the war itself or the enemy in ironic or satirical way, and is usually connected to the individual name of the plane. The extreme example of this was a B-24M Liberator 44-49853 [[http://www.b24bestweb.com/itaintsofunny3.htm "It Ain't So Funny,"]] whose [[UpToEleven entire nose]] was covered with cartoon characters.

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'''Type E:''' Humorous cartoons. This type was especially popular in the USAAF and Finnish air forces, and would often depict a popular cartoon character, such as Donald Duck or Batman. This type of nose art is common even today. It usually depicts either the war itself or the enemy in ironic or satirical way, and is usually connected to the individual name of the plane. The extreme example of this was a B-24M Liberator 44-49853 [[http://www.''[[http://www.b24bestweb.com/itaintsofunny3.htm "It It Ain't So Funny,"]] Funny]]'', whose [[UpToEleven entire nose]] was covered with cartoon characters.



** A notable example is Staff Sergeant Sarkis E. Bartigian of the the 43rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), whose artwork on B-24 Liberators would cover much of the plane. His best-known work, ''[[http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/plane.php?plane=bartigian-dragon The Dragon and His Tail]]'', had the titular dragon running the entire length of the fuselage.

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** A notable example is Staff Sergeant Sarkis E. Bartigian of the the 43rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), whose artwork on B-24 Liberators would cover much of the plane. His best-known work, 44-40973 ''[[http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/plane.php?plane=bartigian-dragon The Dragon and His Tail]]'', had the titular dragon running the entire length of the fuselage. Bartigian was also the artist of the above-mentioned ''It Ain't So Funny''.
17th Aug '17 2:30:00 PM YT45
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* Personalized nose art for individual planes reached its height during WWII, being popular with all of the Western Allies' air forces (the US Navy had strict--and frequently broken--regulations against it, while the Soviets usually preferred patriotic slogans to images). Planes bore images of [[FanService pinup girls in various states of undress]], cartoon characters, patriotic images, [[TakeThat insulting caricatures of Hitler and/or Tojo]], jokes, and many other subjects. Names and images could be chosen by airmen or ground crews (usually by consensus of everyone assigned to the aircraft). Many American units singled out ground crewmen with artistic skills and assigned them to do ''nothing but'' paint and maintain the nose art of their planes.
** A notable example is Staff Sergeant Sarkis E. Bartigian of the the 43rd Bombardment Group (Heavy), whose artwork on B-24 Liberators would cover much of the plane. His best-known work, ''[[http://www.usaaf-noseart.co.uk/plane.php?plane=bartigian-dragon The Dragon and His Tail]]'', had the titular dragon running the entire length of the fuselage.



* Averted during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for some American planes which were never painted at all. The plane was sent out of the factory in bare aluminum alloy without paint (except for the national insignia[[note]] most planes also kept an olive drab or black panel along the top of the engine cowling to stop the pilot being dazzled by reflections[[/note]]). The reasons were that it was cheaper and quicker to skip the paint job; and the plane, being somewhat lighter without paint, was also slightly faster (and used slightly less fuel). This was continued for several decades with certain planes.

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* Averted during UsefulNotes/WorldWarII for During the later part of UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, some American planes which were never painted at all.all, except for their national insignia, unit markings and tail number, and personalized nose art. The plane was sent out of the factory in bare aluminum alloy without paint (except for the national insignia[[note]] most planes also kept an olive drab or black panel along the top of the engine cowling to stop the pilot being dazzled by reflections[[/note]]). The reasons were that it was cheaper and quicker to skip the paint job; and the plane, being somewhat lighter without paint, was also slightly faster (and used slightly less fuel). This was continued for several decades with certain planes.


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** This practice became common among the Western Allied air forces for pilots who tended to crash a lot.
3rd Aug '17 10:00:47 AM GrammarNavi
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* A staple in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series, from about ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' onwards. Shooting down certain enemy {{Ace Pilot}}s allows you to slap their paint jobs onto your planes of the same model. Other special paint jobs were unlocked by completing certain plot missions. ''AceCombat6'' also introduced downloadable custom paint jobs.

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* A staple in the ''VideoGame/AceCombat'' series, from about ''VideoGame/AceCombat3Electrosphere'' onwards. Shooting down certain enemy {{Ace Pilot}}s allows you to slap their paint jobs onto your planes of the same model. Other special paint jobs were unlocked by completing certain plot missions. ''AceCombat6'' ''VideoGame/AceCombat6FiresOfLiberation'' also introduced downloadable custom paint jobs.
6th Jul '17 5:54:06 PM nombretomado
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** Here is a list of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerobatic_teams Civilian and Military]] aerobatic teams via TheOtherWiki

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** Here is a list of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_aerobatic_teams Civilian and Military]] aerobatic teams via TheOtherWikiWiki/TheOtherWiki
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