Well, many may think the "nose-arts" were invented by Allied WW2 pilots.
But they weren't - several Roland C.II had mouths and eyes painted on -
friendly "Smiley" type, or "shark mouths".
The Roland in the second pic is called "Meerkatze", which directly translated means: "Sea Cat",
but in English the animal has nothing to do with cats and sea; it's a vervet monkey.

Last edited by Olham; 07/15/14 02:12 PM.

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