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Old 26th Mar 2019, 18:16
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GW -1 decorative artwork

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Does anyone have photos to share of the decorative art work applied to Coalition aircraft during that conflict?
I believe the Victor tankers did and some Tornados, what else was adorned?
Thanks for your time and trouble,
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 18:59
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Albert nose art:

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Old 26th Mar 2019, 22:43
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CH-53 with nude girls part of paint scheme Walk Around

Maybe not quite what you’re looking for.....

Today someone’s head would roll for something like this.
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Old 26th Mar 2019, 23:55
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I believe there ended up being two TIALD pods in theatre for use with the Tornado GR1. They were christened Sandra and Tracey after the Viz characters 'The Fat Slags'.

One of the pods is on the GR1 resident in AirSpace at IWM Duxford adorned with one of the said ladies.
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The Victor tankers were probably the best known examples of this. Six were done by Cpl Andy Price (55 Squadron), each named after the wife/girlfriend of the aircraft's crew chief. Lusty Lindy and Teasin' Tina both survive, at Bruntingthorpe and the Yorkshire Air Museum respectively. Lots of pictures here

https://www.google.com/search?q=vict...w=1366&bih=654
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Old 27th Mar 2019, 10:39
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Buccs and Jags had some good nose art. None of them beat the Shark Mouths on the Tornados, in my mind.

There were a couple of Navy Lynx with 'nose art' as well, I think.

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There were a couple of Navy Lynx with 'nose art' as well, I think.
And a couple of Army Air Corps as wll.
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Old 30th Mar 2019, 22:23
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A few from Dhahran





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Old 1st Apr 2019, 05:31
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Originally Posted by West Coast View Post
CH-53 with nude girls part of paint scheme Walk Around

Maybe not quite what you’re looking for.....

Today someone’s head would roll for something like this.

you can also get wet weather gear in a similar matching hue - gents I give you pornoflage

https://duksbak.com/product/waterpro...oflage-jacket/
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 09:44
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GR1 TIALD Pod


This is on Duxford's GR1 FK.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 15:32
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Sadly, in the present PC climate, I doubt that that sort of art would be permitted in case it offended someone.

Hurt feelings being far more important than killing people...
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 19:01
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Sadly, in the present PC climate, I doubt that that sort of art would be permitted in case it offended someone.

Hurt feelings being far more important than killing people...
Let’s face it, some of them were appallingly rubbish and embarrassing. If the PC police meant that some of them had been banned, I wouldn’t have minded.
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And Armoured Charmer, one of the main TIALD carriers.




Apologies for the image quality, they're photos of photos in one of my albums.

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31's SENGO at the start of the conflict wouldn't let the ground crews paint anything on the jets bar bombs / palm trees for mission symbols (plus a name out of Blackadder) according to my brother who was out there at the time.
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We have both the TIALD pods! Thanks Just Another Jocky. I've not seen the other before.
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Originally Posted by MAINJAFAD View Post
31's SENGO at the start of the conflict wouldn't let the ground crews paint anything on the jets bar bombs / palm trees for mission symbols (plus a name out of Blackadder) according to my brother who was out there at the time.
The artwork on the 31(C) jets was not on them until near the end of the war and the 2 weeks after before the Sqn returned home. We did stick a load of purple hearts on "DH" after its massive ABDR repair, but some nutter put a profanity about Saddam of the jet and we had to paint everything out. Bhahrain Sqns led the field in all the Artwork to be quite honest.
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 19:55
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Bhahrain Sqns led the field in all the Artwork to be quite honest.
You’re joking, of course? They were very poorly done and really rather crude.
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You’re joking, of course? They were very poorly done and really rather crude.
The nose art on the Muharraq-based Victor K2 tankers was anything but "crude"!
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Old 2nd Apr 2019, 21:19
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Yes, you’re quite right, along with the Jag Force, whose art was fairly subtle. I was, myopically, referring to the Tornado Force. Must be all the recent coverage making me forget!
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