Coolest B-29 Nose Art Ever

Discussion in 'Aircraft Pictures' started by Snautzer01, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,643
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +914 / 0 / -3
    #1 Snautzer01, Jul 8, 2010
    Last edited: Jul 8, 2010
    B29 nicknamed "Waddy's Wagon"

    see for youre self.

    It would make the most spectacular diorama
     

    Attached Files:

  2. Thorlifter

    Thorlifter Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2004
    Messages:
    7,885
    Likes Received:
    229
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    IT Nerd
    Location:
    Dallas, Tx Jubail, Saudi Arabia
    Ratings:
    +309 / 0 / -0
    That's pretty cool. Sure took some time to do.....
     
  3. B-17engineer

    B-17engineer Active Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2007
    Messages:
    14,953
    Likes Received:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    model builder
    Location:
    Revis Island.
    Ratings:
    +17 / 0 / -0
    That's awesome :D
     
  4. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,643
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +914 / 0 / -3
    you can even see what their jobs are on de plane. pilot, tail gunner etc. Cool sense of wacky humour i thought
     
  5. Wayne Little

    Wayne Little Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2006
    Messages:
    53,966
    Likes Received:
    1,060
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Adelaide Sth. Aust.
    Ratings:
    +1,290 / 4 / -5
    That's excellent!:D
     
  6. evangilder

    evangilder "Shooter"
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2004
    Messages:
    19,375
    Likes Received:
    140
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Occupation:
    Network Engineer/Photographer
    Location:
    Moorpark, CA
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +150 / 0 / -0
    Neat stuff. With the characters posing beneath it, it's really a cool snapshot of history.
     
  7. BombTaxi

    BombTaxi Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    Messages:
    1,905
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    36
    Location:
    Barnsley, S. Yorks, UK
    Ratings:
    +3 / 0 / -0
    I have a book (currently at my parent's house) of photos from the Korean air war, and some of the B-29 nose art is stunning. One, named "Cap'n Sam and Ten Cents" (IIRC) features the aircrew portrayed as cartoon skunks from the nose right back to the wing root.

    On a slightly related note, I have never seen any pics of B-29 assembly ships. Were there any, or if not, why was the role dispensed with when it existed in the ETO right to the end of the war?
     
  8. Gnomey

    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2004
    Messages:
    44,640
    Likes Received:
    721
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Doctor
    Location:
    Portsmouth / Royal Deeside, UK
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +859 / 0 / -0
    Excellent shot! Would be great to see a model of it.
     
  9. Airframes

    Airframes Benevolens Magister

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    50,265
    Likes Received:
    1,832
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Cheshire, UK
    Ratings:
    +2,517 / 0 / -3
    Excellent shot, ansd a heck of a job to do as a model!
    Regarding the Assembly Ships; I might be wrong, but they probably were not needed in the PTO/Korea.
    Their use in the ETO was mainly due to the invariably poor weather, but more importantly, the fact that the USAAF bases in East Anglia, UK, were so close to each other, with circuits actually overlapping on many, that the Squadrons and Groups had to climb out and circle to form up, before proceeding to an assembly point, normally over the North Sea or the Norfolk/Suffolk coast, where they would circle again. It was in these areas where the assembly ship(s) 'gathered in the flock', with the various groups assembling in order, left to right, high to low, before setting out for the Continent. The assembly ships were required in order to have the formation in order before reaching the 'enemy' coast, which was a relatively short distance, and flying time, away, especially compared to the vast distances in the other theatres. The assembly ships broke off and returned to base roughly half way across the ocean, before reaching the coast of Continental Europe.
    In the PTO, and later Korea, the formations could assemble en route, as the distances and time involved allowed this, and there was not as much dense congestion in the airspace above and around the 'home' bases.
     
  10. vikingBerserker

    vikingBerserker Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2009
    Messages:
    25,022
    Likes Received:
    779
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Korporate Kontrolleur
    Location:
    South Carolina
    Ratings:
    +1,039 / 2 / -4
    That is pretty dam cool!
     
  11. BikerBabe

    BikerBabe Active Member

    Joined:
    May 21, 2009
    Messages:
    3,291
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Occupation:
    Yes, got one.
    Location:
    Denmark.
    Home Page:
    Ratings:
    +29 / 0 / -0
  12. syscom3

    syscom3 Pacific Historian

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    12,647
    Likes Received:
    328
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    Ratings:
    +376 / 1 / -1
    I have to check with the B29 forum, but I think that B29 was eventually shot down with all aboard lost.

    The AC commander was also a noted football player in college.
     
  13. Snautzer01

    Snautzer01 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 12, 2009
    Messages:
    3,643
    Likes Received:
    737
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Ratings:
    +914 / 0 / -3
  14. Glider

    Glider Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2005
    Messages:
    6,267
    Likes Received:
    150
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Consellor
    Location:
    Lincolnshire
    Ratings:
    +219 / 1 / -0
    It always seems to be the best that pay the price.
     
  15. Njaco

    Njaco The Pop-Tart Whisperer
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2007
    Messages:
    22,825
    Likes Received:
    1,002
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Occupation:
    Animal Control Officer
    Location:
    Southern New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +1,129 / 1 / -1
    Fantstic pic but a shame they didn't make it. :salute:
     
  16. Aaron Brooks Wolters

    Aaron Brooks Wolters Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    15,647
    Likes Received:
    361
    Trophy Points:
    83
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Auto Restoration
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA.
    Ratings:
    +400 / 0 / -0
    :salute:
     
  17. Frantish

    Frantish Member

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2004
    Messages:
    135
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    Ratings:
    +6 / 0 / -0
    Yes, no question this noseart is above excellent!
     
  18. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
    Staff Member Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2005
    Messages:
    23,368
    Likes Received:
    894
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Maintenance Manager/ Flight Instructor
    Location:
    Colorado, USA
    Ratings:
    +1,132 / 2 / -4
  19. Night Fighter Nut

    Night Fighter Nut Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2009
    Messages:
    2,377
    Likes Received:
    86
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Occupation:
    Aircraft Mechanic / Avionics
    Location:
    Plano Texas
    Ratings:
    +101 / 0 / -0
  20. JG 26

    JG 26 New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Location:
    Alpharetta, GA. USA
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0
    I love nose art pics. I wonder if there is a coffee table type book with them?
     
Loading...

Share This Page