During war, airmen often like to name their aircraft and draw interesting pictures that are often sexually suggestive. However, some aircrews preferred more comical names and artwork such as the picture above that shows the “Fat Cat” painted on the nose of a World War Two B-25 bomber.

Artwork on the noses of military planes is an art form all by itself. Perhaps aircrews felt that naming their plane after a cat would strike fear into the hearts of the enemy. If the enemy ever owned a cat, that might actually be true.

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