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Soviet Steel Train Lost by Marii Chernev
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eHangar.com Aviation Art Soviet Steel Train Lost by Marii Chernev

The German Henschel Hs-129 is not often depicted in aviation art. Marii Chernev’s painting, titled “Soviet Steel Train Lost”, is a welcome addition to the very small stable of aviation art featuring this ungainly aircraft.

The German Henschel Hs-129 was a single-seater twin-engine attack aircraft built for combat against tanks and armored trains.

Despite the plane’s shortcomings, the Luftwaffe desperately needed aircraft for the assault of 1940, and in the winter of 1940, Henschel received an order for a series of Hs-129 planes. With the occupation of France, a large number of Gnome-Rhone 14M engines were confiscated, each running at 700 hp. Experiments with installing more powerful (albeit unreliable) engines led to the creation of the Hs-129B, which had superior specs to the original Hs-129 and could return all the way to base if forced to fly with only one engine.

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Very unusual subject Sunny – I think this is the first painting I’ve seen of the Hs-129 (other than on the lid of the old Lindberg kit).  Nice to have some of the history as well.

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The first time I saw and knew of the Henschel Hs129 was when I saw Roy Cross’ painting for the old Airfix kit.

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Gus, your post is a very dangerous one to respond to, because I searched online for these images, which led me to discover tons of other amazing aviation art on various websites, so that my whole morning has passed so quickly without me even realising it! broodingnaughty It’s dangerous because I could not stop looking at more and more art work – the more I saw, I more I wanted to see! crazy1

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The Roy Cross painting is outstanding Sunny!  The full version adds an amazing amount of action and perspective.  Thanks for finding and sharing these images.

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Great new chewy material for us all to go over and research !

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