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I thought I would start this thread which just focuses on sharing images of aircraft not often depicted in aviation art paintings.

So – no posts of the usual suspects like Spitfires, Hurricanes, Bf109s, Mustangs, Lightnings, B-17s, Mossies, Lancasters, Thunderbolts and the like! bobby (Well, at least, not as the main subject)

Please identify the aircraft, and state the painting’s title if available, and the artist if known. It should be a painting or illustration and not a photograph.

I shall start the ball rolling… rotf

Heinkel 177 by Stoian Popov

 

Ki-115 Tsurugi-Green by Martin Novotny

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July 26, 2014 - 5:14 pm
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Aviation Art - Out for Trouble by Heinz Krebs

Out for Trouble by Heinz Krebs

I think the Heinkel He111 is quite under-represented in aviation art, since it was the most numerous Luftwaffe bomber during the Battle of Britain, and served in practically all theatres of the war in Europe. So I am glad that German artist (sadly, since deceased) Heinz Krebs painted this BoB scene showing the ubiquitous bomber as the main subject, escorted by Messerschmitt Bf109Es.

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What a great idea for a new thread Sunny.  I’m sure, over time, we’ll see many interesting paintings here – I know I’ll contribute a few.  Let me start with a painting of a Supermarine Stranraer, by Darryl Legg (I know there are more than a few eHangar members who enjoy and collect Darryl’s work):

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..6fc6de.jpg

Interestingly, a few months after purchasing this painting from Darryl I happened to visit the RAF Museum in Colindale, North London, and what do I see on display?  What I believe to be the last remaining example of this unusual aircraft:

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..2d440d.jpg

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..2a6857.jpg

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“Lady In The Dark” P-61 Black Widow, my own work.

http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o80/cbscharlotte012/P-61BlackWidow16x24Print800_zpsd7da1296.jpg

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Guss – thanks for chiming in so quickly and with such an interesting subject too! thumbsup I remember one of my favourite war comic stories involved the crew of a Stranraer. Darryl Legg is a great artist; I really like his art.

Mark – your recent P-61 painting fits in perfectly here! Yes, its an aircraft that doesn’t seem to have been painted much. I don’t know why, but in my mind, the Black Widow is associated more with operations in the Pacific theatre than anywhere else, but as I was looking for other P-61 images, I noticed that of the five I found, three are from the European theatre, one from the home front, and only one was from the Pacific! Here they are:

Aviation Art - The Spider And The Fly by Stan Vosburg

The Spider And The Fly by Stan Vosburg

 

Aviation Art - Twilight Conquest by Nicolas Trudgian

Twilight Conquest by Nicolas Trudgian

 

Aviation Art - Moonlight Victory by Jerry Anderson

Moonlight Victory by Jerry Anderson
This painting depicts the first victory for the P-61 in the European theatre, and interestingly, over a V-1 drone.

Aviation Art - Triple Play by Roy Grinnell

Triple Play by Roy Grinnell

 

Aviation Art - Last To Fight by Craig Kodera

Last To Fight by Craig Kodera
“Lady In The Dark” from the other side.

Interestingly, I notice that the ETO Black Widows are missing the dorsal barbette of 4 guns. think

I think these five images plus Mark’s give a well-rounded view from all angles of the beautifully-shaped and uniquely-designed P-61 Black Widow.

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Nice P-61 painting Mark, and it is a subject you don’t see very often (although Sunny did manage to find a couple more).  Let me add another painting by Darryl Legg a not-to-common WW II subject, an Arado 196:

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..afb9e7.jpg

The image that usually comes to mind when I think of this plane is the box art for the old Airfix kit:

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..9260ce.jpg

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Mark Postlethwaite’s painting of a Fairey Firefly, another WW II aircraft that isn’t often depicted:

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..refly2.jpg

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Yak 3’s – Squadron Normandie, French pilots flying for Russia. Robert Taylor companion print to Russian Roulette Publishers Proof. Another example were the companion print is better than the main edition

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..Nor001.jpg

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Can anyone identify the subject of this 12″ x 16″ Darryl Legg painting?

http://i56.photobucket.com/alb…..bfd2fe.jpg

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Phew!  Certainly not one of “the usual suspects”.

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fuzzy said
Can anyone identify the subject of this 12″ x 16″ Darryl Legg painting?

Mitsubishi Ki83 Experimental Long Range Fighter

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Too much airplane expertise on eHangar for that question to remain unanswered for long.  Kudos Kevjon.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…..ishi_Ki-83

I did find it impressive that the plane was clocked at 473 mph at 23,000 feet when tested after the war using standard US high octane fuel.  Fast!

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Westland Whirlwind 1 by Seweryn Fleischer

Westland Whirlwind 1 by Seweryn Fleischer

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fuzzy said 
I did find it impressive that the plane was clocked at 473 mph at 23,000 feet when tested after the war using standard US high octane fuel.  Fast!

I like the look of it too, very cool design.

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Here’s one you don’t see very often – a French Amiot 143 Bomber.  Painting by Lucien Cave.

http://i238.photobucket.com/al…..mber-1.jpg

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Boulton Paul Defiant – Not many Defiant prints and this is the best “Guardians of the Night” by M.A.Kinnear.

http://i925.photobucket.com/al…..ant002.jpg

 

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August 12, 2014 - 12:53 am
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Another great Defiant image by Shigeo Koike

http://i56.photobucket.com/alb…..2d2597.jpg

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Here’s a very obscure one I did over ten years ago: the SAAB/ASJA Sk 14!

Sk 14 trainer

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