Bat noseart on non-US Forces aircraft

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AAC, USAF, ANG
B-25 Noseart
USN, USMC
French Air Force

Canadian Air Force


Avro (Canada) CF-100 Canuck of the Royal Canadian Air Force 440 Squadron at Zweibrucken, Germany, April 1960.
Note Red-bat' logo on the fuselage below the cockpit.


CF-100 MK 5D (18476) former 414 Electronic Warfare Squadron, Now painted as 440 Squadron
as it was painted during NATO service. Alberta Aviation Museum @ http://www.albertaaviationmuseum.com/


Avro (Canada) CF-100 Canuck of the Royal Canadian Air Force 440 Squadron


De Havilland DH100 Vampire Mk III aircraft. Aircraft shown is 17058 painted as 17012 in the markings
of RCAF 442 SQD - an auxillary Fighter SQD equipped with Vampires until October 1956 at Sea Island, BC.
This a/c is currently displayed at the Canadian Museum of Flight, Langley BC.


De Havilland DH100 Vampire Mk III - B&W image is the actual 17012 at Sea Island, Vancouver, July 1956.
Note "claws" that have been painted on the drop tanks. Thanks to Mike Graf (sabrebat@yahoo.com)


RCAF AVRO Lancaster - "Hell Razor"; Logo displayed on nose.

British Air Force


Tornado GR4 Aircraft of RAF 9 Squadron (note green bats on tail)


Rather snowy tail fin of a RAF 9 Squadron Vulcan Strategic Bomber (RAF Historical Society)


RAF 9 Squadron Canberra Bomber (Claveworks Graphics)

Belgian Air Force


Belgian Air Force CF-100 Mk. 5. 11 Squadron (1958)



Royal Belgian Air Force Alpha Jet of 11 Squadron (70th Anniversary?)(LR photo: Eric Coeckelberghs / Airliners.net)

South African Air Force



Liberator B.VI of 34 Squadron, South African Air Force, somewhere in Italy. NOTE: Emblem of the SAAF 34 Sqd
''We strike by night" and 56 mission tally-marks. A/C name: “Dronkie” is the Afrikaans word for drunkard.
Thanks go out to Gabriel le Roux for his edits herein.www.aviationpics.co.za


Liberator of 34 Squadron, South African Air Force. NOTE: 41 Missions and A/C name: "??? or Leather"

Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica)

Visit a remarkable web-site regarding "Stormo"(By Stefano Lazzaro)
These four photographs show Fiat CR.32's of the Squadriglia Mussolini Regia Aeronautica Unit
during the Spanish Civil War. Note the blue bats (symbol of Majorca) on both sides of the fuselage.









Fiat CR.32 pilots replaced their (1936) blue bats in 1937 with their own personal shields. The Knights's helmet on each shield
was decorated a small blue bat. Visit a remarkable web-site regarding "Stormo"(By Stefano Lazzaro)

German Air Force


German Marinefliegerhubschraubergruppe: Marinefliegergeschwader 3. Note: Bacardi bat on this Sealynx Mk-88

Finnish Air Force



Bf 109 G-6 of 2/LeLv 24 (June 1944) Pilot: P. Koskela. This squadron became night-fighter Squadron HLeLv 31 in 1947

Polish Air Force



Polish Air Force Mig-21, 2-PLM (c/o J. Juutilainen: Jetphotos.net)

Czech Air Force


Czech Air Force Mig-23 Flogger, 1st Fighter Air Regt. (c/o J. Juutilainen: Jetphotos.net)






Israeli Air Force


De Havilland DH98 Mosquito NF Mk 30 of the IAFSquadron 110 - bat emblem on hatch (via ADPS-005)


Sud Aviation (SNCASO) S.O. 4050 Vautour II-N of the Israeli Air Force Tayaset 119


Dassault Mirage III (Shahak) of the Israeli Air Force Tayaset 119 - note bat emblem on fin (via ADPS-006)


Dassault Mirage III (Shahak) of the Israeli Air Force (ACIG.org) - note bat emblem on fin



McDonnell Douglas F-4E(S) Phantom II (Shablool) of the Israeli Air Force Tayaset 119- note bat emblem on fin (via ADPS-006)



Lockheed Martin F-16L Storm (Sufa) of the Israeli Air Force Tayaset 119 - note bat emblem on fin (via ADPS-006)

Brasilian Air Force



North American AT-6 Texan of the 41st Attack & Reconnaissance Squadron( Brazilian Air Force
(Forca Aerea Brasileira), Cumbica, Sao Paulo). 'Vampiros'.Thanks to Fernando Estanislau for dontating
this information. Source material: AERO T-6 Monograph,by Jose Ribeiro de Mendonça (Brazil, 1984)

Egyptian Air Force


Mig 17 of the Egyptian Air Force (Yellow Bat Sqd.) (ACIG.org)

Mig 17 of the Egyptian Air Force (Red Bat Sqd.) (ACIG.org)

Turkish Air Force


Turkish Air Force F-16, Fila (Sqd.) 161