The US WINGS® Hand-Painted Nose Art Leather Jacket


Both THE QATSPY® and US WINGS® are proud to offer Nose Art, military insignia, or your customized artwork that is hand-painted onto the back panel of our Cape Buffalo Leather Jacket. We use only the highest quality paint that never chips or peels to ensure that your leather Jacket will become a treasured masterpiece and family heirloom for decades to come.

At Checkout, you can choose from four (4) styles of the Cape Buffalo Leather Jacket on which to have your hand-painted artwork painted. (A-2 or the G-1 Leather Flight Jacket, Indiana Jones, or the Motorcycle-style Leather Jackets to choose from).

  • Pay 50% down and 50% upon completion of artwork.
  • Jacket will be sent out to customer for proper fitting before artwork is started.
  • All Sales Are Final- No Refunds or Returns.
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THE QATSPY® & US WINGS® Now Feature the Hand-Painted Nose Art on our US WINGS® Leather Flight Jackets

We are providing the U.S. Army with the A-2 style of the US WINGS Leather Jacket. You can buy your own Military Spec Jacket that the U.S. Military will be wearing in April of 2020, but you can get your NOW!


These make great leather jackets to wear in promoting your military service, business, or organizational interest. This is a great service award or gift for yourself, a friend, and for customers to wear.


For those who are connected with the military and/or aviation, these hand-painted leather jackets are a great way to show connection to these Branches of the U.S. Military or the important industries and their impact on our country. BE PROUD OF YOUR SERVICE– you can have a variety of artwork done that includes nose art, military insignia, and company logos, or state flags and mottoes, as shown below. Nothing makes a better statement than a hand-painted Cape Buffalo Leather Jacket can.

The Great State of Texas that coined the phrase “COME AND TAKE IT” Supporting The Second Amendment to the Bill of Rights.


The Iowa Flag and the Field of Dreams notation.

THE QATSPY®, an authorized dealer for US WINGS®, is providing A-2 Military Spec Leather Jackets to the U.S. Army for recruiters, airborne units, and aviation personnel. You can have your own U.S. Military Spec Leather Jacket, with an option of hand-painted nose art on the back panel, as shown to the left.


THE QATSPY® and US WINGS® have opened up a Custom Art Department, where we have formed a partnership with the renowned Nose Art artist Jim Harley. Not only is Jim an outstanding artist, he is also a pilot for the Collins Foundation and flew B-17’s, B-24’s, B-25’s, and my favorite aircraft, the P-51 Mustang, shown below.

P-51 Mustang (Charlotte’s Chariot II) Located at the Southern Heritage Air Foundation Museum in Tallulah, LA


Jim Harley uses only the highest quality paint that never chips or peels to ensure that your US WINGS® Leather Flight Jacket will become a treasured masterpiece and family heirloom for decades. This will be a leather jacket that you will be proud to wear for years to come to promote your personal, business, or organization interest.

THE QATSPY Company Logo on an A-2 Cape Buffalo Leather Jacket


Nose art, Military Insignia, or your customized image (Shown above) that is hand-painted onto your jacket, will become a very effective means to promote or sponsor an interest, company, or organization, that is more effective than any ad agency can provide. In addition to the nose art, Military Insignia, or custom images hand-painted on your US WINGS® Leather Jacket, you can also have contact information added (i.e., Phone No., web address, or e-mail address).

Remember, each jacket comes with its own spokesperson (YOU) that can provide a personal endorsement of your business or organization’s mission.



Three Decades of US WINGS Providing Hand-Painted Nose Art


US WINGS® has established over a 30-year track record of producing hand-painted artwork on their leather flight jackets. This includes providing hand-painted leather flight jackets to The Flying Tigers, including Dick Rossi (original member of the AVG Flying Tigers and Fighter Ace).


This US WINGS® Leather Jacket has been on display at The Flying Tigers Museum in Zhijiang, China since 2003, donated to the museum by Mr. Rossi himself.


US WINGS® Collection of Leather Jackets Hand-painted Logo- Great for Companies or Organizations Promotional


Customers can select from our four US WINGS® Cape Buffalo Leather Jackets at checkout to have their selected nose art, military insignia, company/organization logo, or customized image hand-painted onto their jacket above. We have a collection of existing nose art that appeared on vintage U.S. aircraft that the customer can also choose from the drop down menu above.


The last drop down menu is for your custom artwork where you will submit your PDF File to and please, in the subject of email, put your name and Order Number where we can track it through the process. This way we can tie your custom image to your order.


If you are selecting a customer option U.S. Military insignia, just put in the body (message) part of your email, the Military unit, or Division and what Unit Name you want above the artwork, and what message you want below, with years you served as a option. Look at the example below of the 1st Cavalry:



This will be available in THE QATSPY® Online Store by January 24, 2020.


History of Nose Art

The Memphis Belle, B-15 Flying Fortress


Nose Art was an unofficial identification that was hand-painted onto the noses of U.S. Army Air Corps aircraft to ease the stress caused by bombing and escort missions over Germany and Japan. It later became a standard practice for crews to name and have images or characters hand-painted onto either side of the nose of their aircraft. This helped to make the aircraft an integral part of the crew’s identity and provide some sense of security.


In addition to providing the crew’s identity, nose art also provided the crew with confidence that their aircraft would take care of them on bombing and escort missions. Usually if the crew made 25 bombing missions, the crew was rotated out, as part of the maximum effort that was set by bombing command.


You can capture this same sense of identity and pride of your collection of this Cape Buffalo leather jacket with the finest artwork possible.

The price for the artwork on back of the jacket is a flat $500.00 plus the cost of the world’s finest leather jacket that will be selected from four styles at CHECKOUT.


Additional information

CBLJ Hand-Painted Nose Art

Nose Checkertail, Nose Custom Nose Option, Nose El Lobo, Nose Flying Tiger, Nose Memphis Belle, Nose Sack Time, Nose Shangrila, Nose Special Delivery, Nose Thumper, State Arizona Flag/Motto, State Arkansas Flag/Motto, State Customer Flag/Motto Option, State Iowa Flag/FOD, State Iowa Flag/Motto, State Tennessee Flag/Motto, State Texas Flag/Motto, US 101st Airborne, US 10th Mountain Div., US 1st Cavalry, US 1st Division, US 29th Division, US 3rd Infantry Div., US 5th Armored Div., US 82nd Airborne, US Customer Military Insignia Option, US Special Forces