Vintage Aircraft Nose Art

Author: Gary Valant
Publisher: Zenith Imprint
ISBN: 0760312087
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The unique art that graced military aircraft in World War II and the Korean War. Applied by amateurs or professional artists like Vargas, the art typically featured alluring women whose charms belied the deadly cargo the crew hoped to deliver to its targets. Hundreds of examples are shown in a combination of archival photos from the wars and current photos of artwork in museum collections.

Aircraft Nose Art

Author: Jeffrey L. Ethell
Publisher: Zenith Press
ISBN: 0760313695
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Ethell and Simonsen combine their knowledge to reveal stories behind the greatest nose art of all time. A Motorbooks Classic.

Fighting Colors

Author: Gary Velasco
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
ISBN: 1563119870
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This new book by Artist/author Gary Velasco is an illustrated history on the creation of military aircraft nose art. This comprehensive volume covers the technical aspects of how nose art was applied to vintage military aircraft and the uses of materials, supplies and development of nose art designs as researched through discussions with surviving nose artists. The author examines and analyzes the WW II era b/w photographs and reveals their color content along with many never-before-published photos, thereby recreating step-by-step actual flying warbird nose art restorations for the first time. Fighting Colors is a graphic tool for all enthusiasts of pinup and vintage aircraft nose art. For artists, this book will outline what the masters knew when the age of sign painting, along with a little bit of imagination and brushes, was a common trade. For veterans and their families, Fighting Colors will serve as a source of reflection and inspiration for years to come.

Boneyard Nose Art

Author: Jim Dunn
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811752712
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Photos of retired American military aircraft, emphasizing their nose art.

War Paint

Author: John M. Campbell
ISBN: 9780879384517
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Photographs reveal the themes and patterns used by American airmen to individualize their planes

B 24 Nose Art Name Directory

Author: Wallace Forman
ISBN: 9781580072267
Format: PDF, ePub
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This volume is organized two ways: by the name given to the Consolidated B-24 aircraft in all their variations from World War II era and also by the unit with which the aircraft served. Approx. 9,000 entries, includes group, squadron, serial number, and vintage photos. The photos in this book are black and white.

Nose Art

Author: Tony Holmes
Publisher: Chartwell Books
ISBN: 9780785835523
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Aircraft nose art has long been a military institution. First appearing in the form of a sea monster on the front of an Italian flying boat in 1913, through WWII, Vietnam, and on to today, Nose Art catalogs and presents it all. Hundreds of detailed illustrations through the decades give the full picture of the evolution and history of these mini-murals. From early shark and tiger mouths below front propellers, to historical logos and Loony Toons characters, to the modern banning of nude pinups, author Allan Burney explores this incredible subject in detail.

Aircraft Nose Art

Author: Andretta Schellinger
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786497718
Format: PDF
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Since World War I, nose art has adorned military aircraft around the world. Intended for friendly rather than enemy eyes, these images--with a wide range of artistic expression--are part of the personal and unit histories of pilots and aircrews. As civilian and military attitudes and rationales for war change from one conflict to the next, changes can also be seen in the iconography of nose art. This analysis from a cultural perspective compares nose art in the United States, Great Britain and France from World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

Warbird Pinup Girls

Author: Christian Kieffer
Publisher: Binary Publications
ISBN: 9780986057854
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In late 2008, artist and creative director Christian Kieffer began his retro revival, when he brought WWII nose-art pinups to life. He began shooting some of his handpicked beauties with a P-51 Mustang and the sky was the limit from there. With the successful release of his 2011 Warbird Pinup Girls calendar, featuring all flight worthy WWII fighter planes and authentic classy pinup girls, they took the retro world by storm. With the help of his wife and creative partner, Gili Kieffer, they became renowned fro recreating the most authentic pinup girls. Now in their 5th year of production comes the release of this special edition book featuring many unseen works by the creative duo.