Artist Unknown: Wings King Size 1941.



Artist Unknown: Wings King Size 1941. Poster privately issued by cigarette company features a Piper Cub painted sunny yellow. The army designed the Cub the L-4 but pilots preferred to call it ‘the grasshopper.’ It was not armed and its cruising speed was only 80 mph. Nonetheless it was an important component of the breakout from Normandy, L-4 pilots radioed enemy coordinates to the American artillery.  Each cigarette pack included a small picture of 50 different modern planes that could be used as trading cards.  I5x10 mint.