Skip to comments.Nazi swastika adorns Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue (not really)
Posted on 02/11/2010 11:28:56 PM PST by OldDeckHand
2010's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, which includes such beauties as Israeli supermodels Bar Refaeli and Esti Ginzburg, includes a photo of a model posing near a World War II-era fighter plane, complete with Nazi swastikas.
The image of model Genevieve Morton leaning against an American warplane sporting WWII 'kill flags' did not reportedly make it to the printed edition of the annual swimsuit issue, but is, however presented in the magazine's popular website.
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When it comes to war porn I look at the aircraft first. Is that a P51 D version? Oh and the girl’s very cute.
Excellent shots at the Palm Springs Air Museum. 2 videos and 30 pictures of Ms. Morton at:
SI actually hires models who don't look like they a month without eating. It's a pleasant change from your normal wafer-thin model.
I think the cowling is wrong for a P51. I'm thinking it might be a Hellcat, but it's just a guess.
At least, she’s sitting on one of the swastikas.
It is the canopy throwing me off. Maybe my eyes were focusing on other things. I’m a guy.
I think you’re right but this needs further study of Bar Refaeli and Esti Ginzburg and WW II planes just to be sure.
Yes, that does look more like it. The Hellcat looks a little too stubby up front, unlike the model, of course.
One more T-bolt pic for the heck of it
kill flags... for killing national socialists... aka: progressives circa 1941-45
curious where you found the pict of harpo. That would be a great pict to own.
meh, I’m sure I’d have better luck getting into that planes cockpit anyway.
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt "Squirt VIII"; s/n 45-49205, c/n 39955744, N47RP
I can’t really post the first thought that came to mind when I saw the pic of the young woman and the name of the plane.
It did involve the word “squirt”.
You do the math.
I received the SI swimsuit edition this week. I was disappointed with that segment of the issue. I really did want to see more of the planes. (Wife's finished looking over my shoulder... Great issue!)
Scratch two Messerschmidts.
All I can say is.....
Congratulations to SI for showing us “why we fight”!!!
Overlooked in much of the writing on the WW-II airwar was the role of the Tactical Air Forces. It was the flights of P-47s flying cover for Patton’s 3rd Army that enabled Patton to race across France in 1944. Close Air Support(CAS) was a hazardous occupation as the Whermacht was liberally equipped with AA guns.
It had to be comforting to the pilot to be sitting behind that big Pratt and Whitney R-2800 engine while on CAS missions. There were several documented cases of Thunderbolts bring the pilots back to base with a “rough running” engine. The reason for the “rougness” due to a cylinder or two missing!!! 8 .50 caliber Brownings also tended to make an impression, not mention the 5” rockets and 500 and 1000 pound bombs that the P-47 could tote.
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