No more nose art!
From the Associated Press:
Women's Images Ordered Off British JetsHere are the women in question:
LONDON — British air force officials ordered the images of a pair of models removed from the nose cones of two fighter jets because they were deemed offensive, a spokesman said Tuesday.
The two Harrier Jets, which had been stationed in Afghanistan to provide ground attack support to NATO operations in the country, featured the silhouettes of British pinups Lucy Pinder and Michelle Marsh, who had visited troops stationed there last year.
But after one of the planes was spotted by Royal Air Force (RAF) officials at a base in Britain, the silhouettes were ordered to be removed, the RAF spokesman said on condition of anonymity in line with force policy.
"We have women that fly the planes, women that fix the planes and it's just not appropriate," he told The Associated Press.
The official did not say whether those responsible for the art were disciplined. He also declined to say if the silhouette images depicted the models naked or clothed.
Both women had been fully clothed and respectful of local customs during their visit to Afghanistan, the official said. The trip was designed as a morale booster for British troops who continue to fight a tough insurgency in the south of the country.