BZ's 2009 Chino - Nose Art

Photo Gallery

These are some of the pictures of the various planes' nose art from the Chino Air show. Many of them are historically correct, and match (or is in tribute to) a particular aircraft from that era. Some though, are an original design.

Pictures taken using a Nikon D200 w/ a 70-300mm VR lens, and a Nikon D50 w/ a 18-105mm VR lens.
- Bernard Zee


23 SkiDoo is a P-38 Lightning. Now, I have no clue what that means so it's Wiki to the rescue...It's a American slang popular in the twenties meaning, "getting out while the getting's good". Learn something new everyday!


D-Day Doll is a C-53 Skytrooper (which is a slightly modified C-47, and yes I'm sure it's a C-53. That's what the owners say it is!).


Big Bossman on one of the F7F Tigercats.


No name illustration of a duck? throwing a missle while riding on a flying torpedo. This was from one of the Grumman TBF Avenger torpedo bombers.


Impish cat gesturing 'rudely' on a different Avenger. :-)


I was taken by the sight of this shot. If it is historically accurate, this particular plane sank 6 U-boats, and 2 Japanese submarines! That is simply incredible!!


Oh my gosh. 'Here Kitty, Kitty!' is one sexy illustration! Custume in reference naturally to the Tigercat which it is painted on.


Pretty Polly is illustrated on a P-63 Kingcobra. Derived from the P-39, the Kingcobra was a very popular plane with the Soviets during WWII. The plane of course, originated as a U.S. design.


Kimberly Kay is a stunning looking P-51 Mustang.


An illustated flying ace of clubs on a P-40 Warhawk.


This is the traditional P-40 sharkmouth paintscheme. Simply awesome looking!


Oh man, a slightly censored view of the B-25 'Pacific Princess'.


Minsi III is a F6F Hellcat.


Unnamed Tiger on a B-25. One of the guys there thought about naming it 'Thumbs up' (like what the tiger is doing). Not official yet though.


'Photo Fanny' was the other silver B-25 flying at the show. From the distance, hard to tell those 2 apart. Can recognize them easily by the catchy nose art though!


BZ Chino 2009 Gallery Index