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Karel Kuttelwascher was born in a village Svatý Kříž (now part of Havlíčkův Brod). He joined the Czechoslovak Air Force in 1934, became a fighter pilot and served with the 32nd squadron in Hradec Králové. After Czechoslovakia fell under German occupation (15 March 1939), he managed to escape to Poland - like many other Czech airmen. Then, he departed for France in July, with a majority of Czech airmen. In Britain, Kuttelwascher was assigned to No. 1 Squadron RAF on 3 October 1940 with a rank of Sergeant. Therefore he is officially recorded as a participant in the Battle of Britain. In December the squadron was moved to RAF Northolt and flew combat missions over northern France. On 8 April 1941, Kut made his first confirmed kill - a Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter. In next two months he added two more. In 1942 he got married in England and was promoted to Flight Lieutenant.

On 12 February 1942, No.1 Squadron took part in a bold attack on German destroyers in the English Channel (the Channel Dash). Then the squadron was assigned to a new type of operation - 'night intruder' missions over France. These were night missions by single aircraft with the intent of shooting down German bombers over their own airfields. Due to lack of radar in the aircraft, these missions were undertaken only during a full moon; they were dangerous, demanding both navigation skill and excellent vision. Kuttelwascher flew a Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc coded "JX-E", equipped with two 200-litre under-wing auxiliary tanks, which allowed for 3.5 hours of flying-time. He quickly distinguished himself as the best night intruder. He shot down his first aircraft on 1 April 1942 (a Ju 88). On the night of 4/5 May he shot down three Heinkel He 111 bombers in one flight. In three months of No 1 Sqn's night intruder actions, Kuttelwascher shot down 15 aircraft and damaged five, from a squadron total of 21 claimed shot down in 180 missions (including 67 trains and railway stock, 5 boats and one road vehicle.) On 28/29 June 1942 a Do 217E-4 Werk # 5370 of 7./KG 2 was downed by Kuttelwascher at Trevieres, near Caen, with all the crew killed. (Source: Wikipedia)

      Yet another texture set for my Hawker Hurricane 3D model, this time the all black "Night Reaper" Mk.IIC of Kuttelwascher, known also as "Kut" among other pilots, the Czech Night Hawk! Created with Cinema4D, rendered with Maxwell 3.0, post processed in Photoshop.
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:iconnishagandhi:
nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your work is featured in my blog here
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much, feeling honored!!
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nishagandhi Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome :)
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jm78 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015   Traditional Artist
Very nice. This is my favourite Hurricane. I had a 1:32 Revell kit of Night Reaper as a child. :-)
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much for your kind comment, much appreciated!!!
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FOTOMOCKER Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
This image brings to mind a similar history. I remember reading as a kid the exploits of one particular Polish pilot who made it to Britain after Poland fell to Germany. His nickname was Mike and he later flew with U.S. forces over Germany.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
   Thank you so much for commenting!!!! :)
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FOTOMOCKER Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2015
You are welcome. Thank you for sharing your enterprise in depictions of nearly 75 years ago.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2014
Superb Hurricane model and photo there and I like the light effects :D
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many many thanks!!
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homicidal45 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
No 1 Squadron, based near me (RAF Wittering) until our arseheads of a Government closed it! No more Harriers..
This guy was based there a while..
NICE WORK
Rob
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
   Must be really fascinating living near such historical places, too bad it's closed! Thank you for the kind comment Rob, glad you liked it!
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lasaucisse Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
nice render
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!!
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014
The "Channel Dash" didn't just involve destroyers and S-boats, but also the 2 Scharnhorst class battleships (name ship Scharnhorst and sister Gneisenau) (some sources style these vessels as Gneisenau class) and the Heavy Cruiser Prinz Eugen.

That's my biggest criticism though.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  The text originates from Wikipedia, so it´s open to mistakes. Thank you much for the kind comment!!  :-)
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jncarter Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much John! This texture will be also available soon, will message you when it´s up!  :-)
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jncarter Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks !

Looking forward to it
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  On it´s way.....
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014   Photographer
Really nice job!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Cheers, much appreciated!!!
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2014   Photographer
You're welcome!
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Distantstarr Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
outstanding! 
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Many thanks my friend!!
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ijnfleetadmiral Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Nice work!
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Sir!
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anthsco Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Excellent work as always and thorough research to boot!
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Many many thanks my friend!!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant work! :dance:
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you're welcome
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
good work, interesting history.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much!!
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Emigepa Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! :-)
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you so much my friend, much appreciated!!
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izagooner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
awesome
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you very much my friend!!
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izagooner Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
your welcome great work as always
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bear48 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional
nice job
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you Sir!!! :-)
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TiPoDiRaMartin Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you!!!  :-) :-)
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TiPoDiRaMartin Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No prob.
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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  3erw ti ennoeis alla den i8ela na me kra3oun pali oti einai polu glossy kai eipa na to afisw arketa pio matt, xanontas etsi arketes leptomereies. Alla ok, mou aresei.....   S´euxaristw file!!!
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
giati den prospatheis na to kaneis sto xeri? Egw kanw pada postwork kai pola apo ta reflections oste na tonisw oles aftes tis leptomeries !
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Oxi r, i 8a ma8w na to kanw me direct rendering i 8a pe8anw stin prospa8eia!!!  Den kaneis kai kanena kalo tutorial kai su!!!  :-) :-)
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rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
apo oti exw dei kanenas den ta kanei 100% me direct rendering kai aftoi pou to kanun 100/100 exun octane h vray kai xodebun mhnes gia ena kai mono render, Twra oso gia to tutorial den prolabenw alla thelw na kanw !
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  To Maxwell einai kalitero alla exeis dikio, 8elei polu kairo me previews gia na breis ta swsta settings, analoga me tin skini. Siga siga omws, pou 8a paei??
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