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Breaking Through The Eyewall by markkarvon Breaking Through The Eyewall by markkarvon
There likely is no aircraft with a more appropriate name than the C-130 Hercules. The airplane is a true workhorse which has been adapted for many rugged duty missions. The WC-130J is known as “Hurricane Hunter”. The extreme conditions encountered when flying through such a storm make this a job not for the faint of heart. Flown by the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron crews fly into hurricanes and obtain valuable data and measurements about the strength and intensity of the storm. This information is invaluable and serves to save the lives of countless thousands in the path of the storm. I started this piece during the peak of hurricane season 2017. Prints are available through my website, www.markkarvon.net.
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mecengineer Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
excellent
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ClearedHot Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Long live the Hercules. 
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MK46ASROC Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
awesome! glad to see you're back!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. I've never been gone.
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Lady-Pilot Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Great art and great aircraft. 
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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KiburakMangakka-san Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Incredible
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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GAZVodnik Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
And the winds aren't strong enough to rip its wings off?
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paws4thot Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2018
The main issues with penetrating a hurricane are the up and downdrafts. I've been in clear air turbulence, and that is no joke, Hurricanes aren't just 120mph sheer as you enter and exit the eye, but about the same in updrafts and downdrafts, and "Fat Albert" is one of the few types proven to be tough enough to deal.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
It can fly 400 MPH. I think it can handle 125 MPH winds.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent piece!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome!
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Headzor Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
Amazing work Mark!

Agreed about the Herc as well, it was the one plan that inspired me in my efforts to join the RAAF. I saw one of them sitting at Hobart airport and said to my nan "I am going to fly that one day and call it Stella" (after her). Unfortunately i never did have the honour :(
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018
A great image.  My late Uncle flew B-50s out of Guam on a similar mission and had the... fatal misfortune... to be on the one that found out in the hardest way that the Russians had detonated an H-Bomb.  His favorite aircraft was the B-57 'Canberra.'
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Was his aircraft caught in the radiation?
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018
Yes.  The whole crew's badges were maxed out by the time they returned to base. He died of bone cancer.  A dear friend of my father's met a similar fate, he was one of the navy personnel marched around Eniewetok Atoll after the Bikini tests.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Professional Photographer
Excellent. :salute:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Professional Photographer
Many welcomes, Sir. :D
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
These guys are true daredevils when comes to tracking hurricanes. :boogie:
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