Nose art, the unofficial personal decoration of military aircraft using names, slogans, or images, first began in World War One, but saw its greatest use during the Second World War, although it has remained in use since.

Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum’s Nose Art exhibit showcases nose art from World War One to the present day. From a World War One Bavarian lion on an Albatros D V fighter to a rarely seen corporate logo painted on an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter, the Nose Art exhibit will surely give you an appreciation for this unique practice.

During your visit, be sure to keep your eye out on the museum floor for real-life examples.