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Aluminum Airplane

Oviedo, Florida

This aluminum airplane pays homage to the Flying Tigers of World War II.  


This aluminum airplane is reminiscent of the World War II-era Flying Tigers of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG). 

The shark mouth was based on an original painting on a Luftwaffe’s ZG heavy fighter wing, which was part of the Messerschmitt Bf 110s. Later, this design was used by the Allied fighter squads, such as the Flying Tigers. Allegedly, the squadrons saw a picture of the No. 112 Squadron’s P-40s, which flew for the Royal Air Force, and adopted their logo. 

This plane sits out front of a local business. If you visit around the holidays, you may be fortunate enough to see it decorated.

Know Before You Go

The owners allow photos and videos, however, there is a sign posted that disallows climbing on the aircraft. 

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