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!    (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...              Heinkel 177 by Stoian Popov
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.
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/albums/ff319/guss45/Unusual%20Aircraft/SupermarineStranrer_zps716fc6de.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/albums/ff319/guss45/Unusual%20Aircraft/Stranraer1_zps862d440d.jpg      http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff319/guss45/Unusual%20Aircraft/Stranraer6_zpsea2a6857.jpg
Guss - thanks for chiming in so quickly and with such an interesting subject too!    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:            The Spider And The Fly by Stan Vosburg                    Twilight Conquest by Nicolas Trudgian                    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.            Triple Play by Roy Grinnell                    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.        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.
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/albums/ff319/guss45/Unusual%20Aircraft/Arado196_zpse7afb9e7.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/albums/ff319/guss45/Unusual%20Aircraft/arado196_zps849260ce.jpg
Mark Postlethwaite's painting of a Fairey Firefly, another WW II aircraft that isn't often depicted:      http://i238.photobucket.com/albums/ff319/guss45/Unusual%20Aircraft/Firefly2.jpg
Can anyone identify the subject of this 12" x 16" Darryl Legg painting?      http://i56.photobucket.com/albums/g170/fuzzy-photos/Artists/Legg%20-%20Darryl/P1060451_zps53bfd2fe.jpg
Too much airplane expertise on eHangar for that question to remain unanswered for long.   Kudos Kevjon.      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitsubishi_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!
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.