Oviedo, Florida: Shark Mouth Airplane

A small aluminum monoplane, mounted on short poles, with a painted-on shark mouth, is mounted in front of a residential business.

Address:
381 S. Central Ave., Oviedo, FL
Directions:
South of downtown, on the west side of S. Central Ave., between Clark St. and Hillcrest Drive.
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Aluminum Airplane

This aluminum airplane, said to have flown, is reminiscent of the WW2-era Flying Tigers of the 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) which were flying P-40 Tomahawks in China. The Shark Mouth, based on a painting on Luftwaffes ZG heavy fighter wing on Messerschmitt Bf 110s, was later adopted by Allied fighter squadrons. Allegedly, they saw a picture of other P-40s of the No. 112 Squadron flying for the Royal Air Force and also adopted that logo.

[Bree Goldstein, 08/29/2021]

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