Please Note: The Insignia Colors PlaneTags you receive will arbitrarily be chosen from the variations as shown in the photo. Due to extremely limited quantities cut from the roundel insignia (14 blue, 24 white/blue, 15 white/red, and 10 white), only one per customer. No requests accepted.
Red/Blue are limited to one per customer as well.
A Folland Gnat wing from N572XR has hung above the MotoArt Studio since MotoArt owner Dave Hall acquired it in 2011. In 2022, Hall decided it was time to bring it down and share this iconic symbol with the rest of the world. Introducing Folland Gnat PlaneTags from MotoArt.
The iconic Folland Gnat is a small, swept wing subsonic fighter, built in the United Kingdom by Folland Aircraft. The Gnat was designed to be a compact, simplified fighter aircraft that could be manufactured inexpensively and with tools and facilities accessible to less industrialized nations. Gnats were purchased or licensed to build by export customers, including Finland, India, and Yugoslavia who flew the Gnat in both combat and training capacities. 449 were built. They were adopted by the Royal Air Force as trainers, then later flown by their Yellowjacks and Red Arrows aerobatic display teams.
N572XR was built as a Gnat T.1 trainer in 1963 and delivered to the RAF November 1, 1963. It was first used to train RAF pilots in the Fast Jet track, and by August 1974, it joined an elite team of 9 Folland Gnats as part of the Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrows. N572XR was part of a world-class aerobatics team representing the speed, precision, and capabilities of the Royal Air Force. After retirement, N572XR was bought by a private owner in 1989. MotoArt was able to secure the original wing, which had been replaced after being damaged. Read more about it on the PlaneTags blog: Folland Gnat: The RAF Red Arrows Display Team Star
The Folland Gnat, with its unmistakable silhouette in the Diamond Nine formation, represents not only the technical skill and aerobatic mastery of the RAF, but also the proud heritage of British aviation. MotoArt is truly honored to offer Folland Gnat PlaneTags. Collect one for yourself or give an amazing gift to your favorite Red Arrows fan.
*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully
PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.
I bought this particular plane tag for a friend as a thank you. Being a native of Britain, he immediately recognized it and was stoked to have it in his collection!
Nailed it again! I’ve bought over 40 of these PlaneTags, and they never disappoint!
We used to travel to air shows around the UK to watch the Red Arrows when our children were young so it is possible that we actually saw this plane fly. My son was pleased to receive this tag as an unexpected gift. Good quality and service as usual. Folland Gnat T.1XR572- Red
This is without a doubt the most historically significant tags that I have purchased to date. It is great to see that this wing was saved from scrap and given a new purpose in saving a bit of aviation history!