WWII Style Bomber Nose Art - "British Images"

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Anyone have any images of British Military 'Nose Art Style'. The RAF have had some excellent ones on their Bombers and Fighter Jets, paste your own British style below here...

Tank Crews, Personnel Carriers and even Drops vehicles have been known in the past to have the odd bit of Artwork added during Ops...

We had 'Union Jackie' commissioned a while ago actually based on a glamour model (I have the original pics, as she had to be photographed with Baps out as we insisted on a well proportioned young lady to do the modelling and the artist insisted she had to get them out for the initial groundwork :wink: )

Here is an example of what can be done:

 

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Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
 
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Surprised Spike hasn't posted these up .. http://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=22179 .. stumbled across them as I am making a Tonka model for a neighbour.

Best Nose art I saw on an RAF aircraft was the Jaguar "Kill" marking applied to a Wildenrath F-4 after it mistakenly shot down a Jag. Have to see if a mate still has the photo.
 
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jonwilly said:
Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
Tpr Kennealy A Sqn 17/21 Lancers Omagh 27/3/73 I did not know him very well RIP
 
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tropper66 said:
jonwilly said:
Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
Tpr Kennealy A Sqn 17/21 Lancers Omagh 27/3/73 I did not know him very well RIP
I wondered if Tpr Kennealy would be remembered at the Palace Barracks Memorial. He is, and here's the entry
 
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tropper66 said:
jonwilly said:
Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
Tpr Kennealy A Sqn 17/21 Lancers Omagh 27/3/73 I did not know him very well RIP
Ah well my memory failed me there
 
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tropper66 said:
tropper66 said:
jonwilly said:
Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
Tpr Kennealy A Sqn 17/21 Lancers Omagh 27/3/73 I did not know him very well RIP
Ah well my memory failed me there
But I did go to Terry Williams Funeral and it was in Berlin where his parents ran a Pub
 
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Gundulph's pictures would almost certainly have certain crab senior officers spinning in their graves. 56 Sqn had one of their Phantoms decorated with a shark's mouth for a one-off air display in the late seventies. OC 56 liked it so much that he kept it until some peppery old stuffed shirt from 11 Group told him to 'take it orf!'.

The RAF in those days apparently didn't 'do that sort of thing'.
 
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tropper66 said:
jonwilly said:
Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
Tpr Kennealy A Sqn 17/21 Lancers Omagh 27/3/73 I did not know him very well RIP
My uncle was driving that helly
 
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...by 'those days' I meant the 1970s...and I was portraying the views of the RAF heirarchy in an ironical light, cos we all knew it went on.
 
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Flt Lt Jan Zumbach (303 'Polish' Sqn) with his Mk V, BM144,
(r) Wg Cdr Stefan Witorzenc (OC 1st Polish Fighter Wing)
 

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polar69 said:
tropper66 said:
jonwilly said:
Their used to an Army Scout heli with a donkey painted on the side.
When I asked why I was told that a Trooper from a cavalry regt had tried to board on one side and was told to board from opposite side so he broke all rules and run round the rear getting cut to pieces in the Tail Rotor.
john
Tpr Kennealy A Sqn 17/21 Lancers Omagh 27/3/73 I did not know him very well RIP
My uncle was driving that helly
I must know him as I was crewing a Sioux in Creggan Camp that day
 
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The early 70's where a bad time for accidents with the tail rotor.
Memory says that beside the mentioned fatality at least two Prison officers/RUC where severely injured.
I think one lost an arm while the other man was left brain damaged.
I always considered the Fenestron to have been the best idea I saw introduced during my time in service.
There was a Tale that an OC's dog jumped into a fenestron and apart from making a mess of his nose he lived.
john
 

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