Boneyard Nose Art

U.S. Military Aircraft Markings and Artwork

Nick Veronico

When aircraft retire from active service, they are sent to "boneyards,” usually in dry desert locations to limit damage from the elements. There the planes are stored, ready to be revamped for future use or eventually turned into scrap.
Publication date:
January 2014
Publisher :
Stackpole Books
Language:
English
Series :
Stackpole Military Photo Series
Illustration :
300
Format Available     Quantity Price
Paperback
ISBN : 9780811713085

Dimensions : 279 X 216 mm
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£17.95

Overview
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• A comprehensive history of German armored reconnaissance in World War II, containing hundreds of rare and never-seen-before photos.

When aircraft retire from active service, they are sent to "boneyards,” usually in dry desert locations to limit damage from the elements. There the planes are stored, ready to be revamped for future use or eventually turned into scrap. These boneyards are storehouses of American aviation history, consisting of aircraft of all varieties, from fighters and bombers to transports and tankers. These aircraft represent a cross-section of American wars, including World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, and the Global War on Terror. Many are in excellent condition, with their art and other markings preserved. Nick Veronico has visited boneyards in the American Southwest and photographed these remarkable planes, focusing on the cartoons, caricatures, lettering, and other art that give them their unique identities and personalities. Planes covered include B-17, B-24, P-38, P-47, P-51, B-29, B-52, B-1, B-2, F-4, F-111, F-14, F-15, F-16, F-4, A-4, A-6, A-10, F-105, F-106, KC-130, KC-135, C-5, C-130, KC-135, AC-130, and C-9, among others. This collection is a unique look at American military aircraft throughout the modern era and a must-have for all aviation fans.

About the Author
Nick Veronico's previous books include The Blue Angels. He lives near San Francisco.