This study of Canadian Air Force history provides a photographic collection of aircraft sporting nost art They provide a portrait of the spirit shown by the pilots, the flightcrews and the groundcrews who supported them....
|Title||:||Metal Canvas: Canadians and World War II Aircraft Nose Art|
|Publisher||:||Howell Press Inc October 1, 2000|
|Number of Pages||:||192 pages|
|File Size||:||890 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Metal Canvas: Canadians and World War II Aircraft Nose Art Reviews
as far as I know it is the only book on the subject, so until or unless someone else does a better job this will have to do.
Steve Fochuk has done an excellent job on a difficult to research project. While the USAAF is famous for its "nose-art", by which is usually meant the embellishment of drab, camouflaged military aircraft with personal artwork - cartoons, beautiful girls, etc, the RCAF is not known for having much of this artwork. Yet, it was there, on the Spitfires, Lancasters, Halifax's and all the many other aircraft operated by the RCAF. Some of the artwork was so outstanding, that some panels from scrapped aircraft were saved for museums, and Steve Fochuk has included some colour photos of these originals in his book. For all those who say "only the Yanks had artwork on their 'planes, we can now refer them to Steve's excellent book.