History Main / NoseArt

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
27th May '17 12:14:08 PM nombretomado
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** The [[VietnamWar Vietnam]] version of the ''VideoGame/ProjectReality'' mod features UH-1 Huey gunships with a massive shark mouth on the nose of the chopper.

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** The [[VietnamWar [[UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar Vietnam]] version of the ''VideoGame/ProjectReality'' mod features UH-1 Huey gunships with a massive shark mouth on the nose of the chopper.



* During TheVietnamWar, it wasn't unusual to see [[http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4126/5092256785_f8ae531916_z.jpg shark faces]] painted on Huey Cobra helicopter gunships.

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* During TheVietnamWar, UsefulNotes/TheVietnamWar, it wasn't unusual to see [[http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4126/5092256785_f8ae531916_z.jpg shark faces]] painted on Huey Cobra helicopter gunships.
6th May '17 5:38:11 PM nombretomado
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* In the ''TransformersFilmSeries'', many of the paintjobs used by the Autobots in vehicle mode could arguably count, but the best example is Starscream's Cybertronian War Tattoos, a set of Cybertronian writing covering his entire body, [[spoiler: starting immediately after the [[BrokenMasquerade Decepticons drop the Masquerade]] in ''Revenge Of The Fallen''.]]

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* In the ''TransformersFilmSeries'', ''Film/TransformersFilmSeries'', many of the paintjobs used by the Autobots in vehicle mode could arguably count, but the best example is Starscream's Cybertronian War Tattoos, a set of Cybertronian writing covering his entire body, [[spoiler: starting immediately after the [[BrokenMasquerade Decepticons drop the Masquerade]] in ''Revenge Of The Fallen''.]]
11th Apr '17 6:09:47 AM morane
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* Skydiving clubs tend to paint their jump aircraft on garish and striking schemes. [[JustifiedTrope Justified]], since it is also a safety measure as it helps the plane to be seen from a distance.
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