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Vintage Aircraft Nose Art
Here is an unprecendented collection of the unique art that graced military aircraft in World War II and the Korean War. Applied by amateurs or professional artists like Vargas and Brinkman, 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 pho ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 12th 2002 by Zenith Press
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The book contain collection of the art, which one could find on the military aircraft in WW2 and Korean War. Sadly this book is only USA aircrafts, which is kind of pity. However the art adoring planes brings the spirit of the long gone vehicles and men. Some of them are pin up girls, other popular cartoons or other funny pictures. It is must have in bookshelf. By the way the pro artist like Vargas and Brinkman were behind some very nice pieces.
This book was an interesting glimpse into the nose art of fighter planes. Some of the pages were in color. Most of the book was in black and white. I'll admit that I really didn't read the text. I just looked at the pictures. It was an impressive look into a subject that I knew nothing about.