Bf-109E Nose Art Panel
Messerschmitt Bf-109E Nose Art Panel
Flown by Adolf Galland
Dimensions: 40" x 18"
Becoming Wehrmacht's youngest General at the young age of 30. Flying the Messerschmitt Bf-109E
Galland had 104 total combat victories.
Trying to incorporate similar characteristics like Great Britain's Hurricane and Spitfire. The Messerschmitt Bf-109 was manufactured to meet a need for a new fixed-wing aircraft.
Three Bf-109-2s which proved superior to any other fighter plane in the civil war.
In the early part of World War II, the new skills of the Luftwaffe pilot's inflicted heavy losses on its enemy.
When the war started there were 1,060 Bf-109s of different makes and models. They all served with the German Luftwaffe's combat fighter units.
This included the Bf-109C and Bf-109D and the Messerschmitt Bf-109E series.
The Bf-109 F went into service in the Luftwaffe squadrons in May 1941.
They were exceptional in flight characteristics as compared to the RAF combat Fighters.
Nose Art – A Trend That Emerged From World Wars
The concept of customizing the designs of aircraft nose art emerged from a sense of self-expression. Even in the extremes of situations, human’s desire and demand liberation of their thoughts and have desires to translate them into something tangible. The best way for wartime pilots and crews was through the nose art that appeared on the side of their aircraft. The major themes of nose art during WW I and WW II that had the largest impact were pin-up girls and Disney doodles. The use of colors to depict humor, bravado, valor and patriotism had an electrifying effect on the pilots and crews who flew the planes engaging in life-risking combat mission miles above the ground. The artwork did great in empowering a sense of courage and enthusiasm for them.
Time-tested nose art is still enduring and thriving in the current century. Time-tested nose art is still enduring and thriving in the current century. Although it came out nearly a century ago, it still continues to be used in the world today.