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pampa14
07-04-2014, 03:48 AM
The following link brings an extensive report and a lot of photos of the one of most famous Fighter Units already created, using the most iconic nose art applied on a warplane, the legendary Shark Mouth:

http://aviacaoemfloripa.blogspot.com.br/2011/02/tigres-voadores.html


Hope you enjoy and I count on your visit!

relic
01-02-2015, 01:32 PM
The "flying tigers" may have made the sharks mouth famous, but they didn't invent it. It was used by pretty much every body that had an airforce in wwI,and on Bf 109s before the p40s in wwII

flamethrowerguy
01-03-2015, 11:42 AM
The "flying tigers" may have made the sharks mouth famous, but they didn't invent it. It was used by pretty much every body that had an airforce in wwI,and on Bf 109s before the p40s in wwII

Rather on Bf-110.

JR*
01-09-2015, 07:00 AM
Bundesarchiv photo of a MeBf110C of ZG (Zerstörergeschwader) 76 in northern France, May 1940. Note "shark's mouth" nose art. This motif seems to have been fairly widely used by MeBf 110 units; not sure about MeBf 109. Best regards, JR.

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flamethrowerguy
01-09-2015, 05:30 PM
In spring 1941 the Lehrgeschwader 144 swapped their Bf-109's with Bf-110's and the unit was integrated into Zerstörer-Geschwader 76 - as 2nd group/wing to be exact. They kept the LG-144's insignia and were known as the "Haifischgruppe" (shark group resp. shark wing).

garm1and
01-28-2015, 06:05 AM
I like this photo:
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Frankly Dude Really
03-04-2015, 05:02 AM
Why were the "flying tigers" then equipped with a "shark" mouth ?
It's not difficult to sketch a set of tiger teeth (larger central fang).
Or perhaps the teeth of a dragon (as a service to flying in Chinese airspace) ?

Anyone info on that ?