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Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

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Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by reaperops » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:47 pm

Hello All,

As you all know the 100th ARW, RAF Mildenhall started the process of applying nose arts to their KC-135R aircraft helping to keep the legacy of the Square D legacy alive.

Here are images of the current artworks being flown and if you would like further details click in the link in the signature block.

Hope these are of interest..

Gary


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Thanks for looking

Gary

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Dave934 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:11 pm

Brilliant ! Lovely photos and very interesting subject.
Dave.

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Post by prefontaine72 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:14 pm

Awesome stuff Gary well done mate some cracking nose art on all of them:) and being a patch collector myself wouldn't mind that
haul there myself brilliant stuff.

Dougie :)

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Punkrunner62 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:21 am

Just had a look at them on your Flickr page Gary, a fine tribute to the 100th ARW and the history behind them.
Cheers.

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by paddyboy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:50 am

Great set Gary :thumbs:

Thanks for posting :thumb:

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Post by DanBeeden » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:36 am

Great shots and super to see this splash of colour on the 100 WG jets.

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by MR TERRY GREEN » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:07 am

Very interesting kc and the rc family always make great pictures.Would love to read a book on the rc135 missions one day.Great to see the heritage kept alive.
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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by 3Greens » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:25 am

Excellent shots & display Gary :thumbs:

thanks for posting

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Starbuck » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:34 am

Great shots, I climbed aboard "Holy Terror" at the RAF Marham airday back in July, and got the nose art patch to match. On the hottest day of the year the wings made for an excellent place to get some shade :P

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Doughnut » Thu Sep 26, 2019 9:57 am

Excellent work !!!

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Post by HABU 71 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:18 pm

Great thread there Gary, nice to see close up shots of the 100th ARW nose art.Thanks for the post as its helped me complete my list,as i had some gaps.
Nice display of patches as well. Good work.


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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by F3 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:37 pm

Great post. Nose art obviously alive and well in USAF, unlike the RAF where it seems to have been outlawed. Seem to recall a Bone called the Reluctant Dragon in the mid '90s. Just a thought, but Bigasbird seems to be missing an S!
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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Mugger66 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:44 pm

Nice pictures Gary, and as it has been said already, Great thread!!

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by reaperops » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:22 pm

Thanks everyone for interest in the images and kind comments.
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Great post. Nose art obviously alive and well in USAF, unlike the Where it seems to have been outlawed. Seem to recall a Bone called the Reluctant Dragon in the mid '90s. Just a thought, but Bigasbird seems to be missing an S!
Hi F3,

There was indeed a B-1B named Reluctant Dragon and I believe it is still current in the fleet, 86-0103 from the 7th BW, Dyess AFB, Texas.

With regards to BigGasBird, this is very fitting play on the name original 'Big Ass Bird', B-17F 42-30799/ XR-L flown by the 349th BS/100th BG.

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Blackcat1 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:28 pm

Great shots! I remember a B1 being called the Reluctant Dragon
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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by James Cutting » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:16 am

Lovely set Gary, nice to get them all - some good art on them. Will need to keep an eye out for those patches! :O
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Post by BFM » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:05 am

Great set and would love to get the patches , any idea where to get them please.

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by Supra » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:23 pm

Very nice set of great looking Jets & Patches! I note 15 jets & 14 patches, you need to get 'Our Gal Sal' patch soon! ;)

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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by BANDIT » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:26 pm

Great to see the 100ARW With nose art on their aircraft
always being a big fan of nose art smashing set of photos
and love the patches
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Re: Legacy Ladies - Nose Arts of the 100th Air Refuelling Wing

Post by slogen51 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:34 pm

Very nice

A labour of love

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