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A new breed of combat aircraft

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Here is what could have been a period advertisement for the Hughes D-2 (a real aircraft evaluated by the Air Force as the XR-11) and my two imaginary spin-offs, the Hussar and the Hornet... Note that the name Hawkeye is of my own invention for the actually unnamed D-2, and refers to it being a high-altitude photo-reconnaissance type.

© Stéphane Beaumort / AviaDesign 2010
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Jimbowyrick1Hobbyist General Artist
Cool designs!
Please check-out mine.
Create til you faint!
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O-MI-GOSH!!! Just had a quick browse at your work and it's AWESOME!! I really need to get into it in detail, and I will leave comments here and there, be sure of that. Keep up the excellent work. ;-)
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Jimbowyrick1Hobbyist General Artist
Big thanks!
Your material is terrif'!
And an inspiration to Prof. Veeb' .
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Nothing makes me feel better than to be inspiration to someone! Thank you so much.
In turn, your work makes me want to go back to doing stuff... thanks for this too.
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That D-2 is pretty sharp, looks kinda like the chain lighting version of the P-38
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The D-2 is the only one in the picture that was not invented (only its name, "Hawkeye", is my creation). It was a real-life type, two of which were built for the US Air Force by Howard Hughes as the XF-11 (later XR-11) photo-reconnaissance aircraft.
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jynxalotStudent Digital Artist
Reminds me of the "Droopsnoot"
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Well, it's the twin-boom configuration that gives it a Lockheed Lightning look, I guess, except that the Hughes D-5 (the only one of the three that was a REAL aircraft, though not given a name like I did) was a bigger airplane.
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buckweiserHobbyist Digital Artist
The H-12 looks like a Skyraider.
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Interesting. I hadn't really meant it too, in the sense that I didn't make any conscious effort to make it look like a Skyraider, but I guess it would have been a contender to it, being of the same era and also a bomber-torpedo for the U.S. Navy...
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buckweiserHobbyist Digital Artist
Also, what font did you use for the labels of the aircraft designations?
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I scarcely use fonts as such. I prefer to use lettering from original ads and documents and recreate the titles from these cut-out letters... Gives a much more convincing period feel I think.
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Tophe2Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe in Real-life, this was the D-5 more than older D-2, but the most important is having added a family as son and grand son, thanks for this orphan machine...
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I so much wish these would have existed in real life...
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dinobatfanProfessional General Artist
These are you're usual absolutely top notch job!! :) Both the planes and the advertisement look work really well, and certainly looks like it could have been possible. :) I do love your style and creativity!!! Great fun! :)
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Thank you so much for your continued support and encouragements! You've got no idea how much this is appreciated!
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dinobatfanProfessional General Artist
No problemo!! :) It's certainly a great pleasure to be among your fans, of which I hope you have many!! You really deserve it! :) Have a great one! :joy:
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