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Night Reapers

By RadoJavor
My latest picture, just finished 5 mins ago. I'm long time fan of the obsolete planes used in Vietnam war. So I've decided to paint a something like a hommage to this old workhorses originally build in second world war.
The picture shows two A-26 Invaders going for the night hunt over Vietnam. I spend more time on colour shades and light, trying to learn something new, so hope you'll like it.


If you see some perspective issues. let me know in the comment I can fix that eventually.
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AcesInAction's avatar
Nice Work! Love the heavy weather!
If they can do the job better then anything else, they ain't obsolete.   A26's were dammed effective. 
mdbruffy's avatar
WOW! This is going straight to my Favorites folder!
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Saphire-Systrine's avatar
Oh wow, looks like some of the paintings I have around the house that my grampa bought a long time ago. One titled "Coming Home" showing battered B-17's flying back from a mission seems similar in particular
SkaMiCreations's avatar
its looks like hoi4 wallapapers 
Midway2009's avatar
WagmoreBarkless's avatar
Excellent work!
I'm sorry that you have to put up with those who "corrected" you as to the type of aircraft ....
Listen up, guys - This is indeed an excellent example of an A-26 Invader!  Next time you feel like flying off the handle pretending to be an expert, do some quick research -  if you had taken five minutes to google 'A26 Invader', you could have saved yourself the embarrassment.  
Heart-und-Seoul's avatar
truly epic :clap:

Although it does look like the right wing is slightly in front of the left wing.
SilverbladeTE's avatar
Your artwork is superb!

love the Invaders as they are a terribly overlooked aircraft, far superior in practical effectiveness, for what was *required* in Vietnam than most of the others, same issue now we see in Afghanistan etc
DouglasCastleman's avatar
Beautiful work, with lots of great "atmosphere" and action.
warrior1944's avatar
Impressive picture there and those guns are deadly! :)
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nikitakartinginboxru's avatar
Looks like Douglas A-20 Boston. Okay, I can see it's the modification of A-20, but it uses... Piston engines? Not even turbo-jets? Okay, I know that USAF used some old planes such as B-29 during the Vietnam war, but they had turbo-jets there instead of standart motors, because of efficiency. That's the only thing that makes me confused. Picture itself is just beautiful. Nice work.
Anzac-A1's avatar
That's a B-25 Mitchell. The hard-nose with .50 cal MGs was an actual WWII version.
DouglasCastleman's avatar
That is NOT a B-25! The A-20, the B-25, and the A-26 (later B-26) all had hard nose versions with multiple .50s
WagmoreBarkless's avatar
You and the artist are right - A26.  
There are more errors on this comment thread than in an early Mets game, and there's no excuse for it.  A simple google search would have affirmed that these birds are properly identified.
Deadly Nose by WagmoreBarkless  
CarrieMoore's avatar
The USAF never used B-29's (maybe the KB-50 early on as tanker support, but that's unlikely) in Vietnam. They did operate B-26 Invader bombers modernized to the K 'Counter Invader' status as night interdiction aircraft as well as the A-1 Skyraider for CAS work/pilot rescue support
nikitakartinginboxru's avatar
I mean exactly the first period of war. And yeah, sorry for sayng "turbo-jets", I actually mean "turbo-prop" engines (Still learning English, my bad).
Anzac-A1's avatar
They had NO turbo-props yet. No one managed an efficient and reliable turbo-prop before jet's took over.
CarrieMoore's avatar
No need to apologize about your English. You type it out better than a good portion of native English speakers.
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