Airplanes and beautiful women? Say no more. Or at least that was the mindset 60-70 years ago. Back in those days, it was common for women to be photographed next to airplanes, and in many cases, to be painted on the side of these airplanes.
Let’s take a trip through memory lane and revisit some of these iconic airplane pinup girls who were the perfect metaphors for the sexiness of aviation.
Nose art dates back to nearly the dawn of aviation. In 1913, the first recorded piece was that of a sea monster painted on an Italian flying boat.
Though it wasn’t as visually appealing as a pinup girl, this would just set the stage for decades to come.