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Defending England ~ 1940 by zulumike Defending England ~ 1940 by zulumike

A typical air battle scene during the Battle of Britain. A Hurricane flies by a destroyed He-111 to pursue another bogie.

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Marine471 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic!
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jncarter Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done Mike.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks John, always appreciate the feedback from a good friend.
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow!
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N0T3R Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Nicely done.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks Noter, appreciate the kind words from an artist I have always admired.
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uncledon Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014
As always another great war of art and history. I truly enjoy the way you appear to seek out the underrated and give them a place in the forefront.
Everyone always mentions the Spitfire but the Hawker Hurricane and its variants carried so much of the weight during those dark early years and continued throughout the conflict.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, I agree, the Hurricane help win the Battle of Britain. The P-47 is sometimes over shadowed by the P-51. Eisenhower gave credit to the P-47's during D-Day. Also was recognized during the breakout at The Battle of Bulge.
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uncledon Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014
In both cases the latter aircraft was better in almost every aspect but they had one factor which elevated them in the eyes of the public.
They were sleek and sexy.
The good old Thunderbolt was squat, fat and ugly but the damn thing could take a beating then get up and stomp a mud-hole in the enemy.
Just like the Corsair, the Tornado or the Warthog; we build them to survive and bring the pilot home.
Well I think that's enough sermonizing for now.
As always I appreciate your work and your sharing them.
Ever consider doing a convoy? Those merchant marines in Liberty ships are some truly unsung heroes of that conflict.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I appreciate your feedback. 

The P-47 was the beginning of a true tank destroyer. It broke the German's back at The Battle of Bulge and supply convoys throughout the war.

I admires all aspects of "The Greatest Generation" as my dad was a pilot and three uncles served in the army and navy. They never talked much about the War, always so humble yet proud.

Yes, the Merchant Marines would be a great subject. I also can related to the shipyard workers that produced these ships every thirty days.
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ijnfleetadmiral Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014
Nice!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, Appreciate it.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great shot! :D :Defending Britain! :salute:
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you much.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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jncarter Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nicely done
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks John, appreciate it. Cheers.
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warrior1944 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Excellent creation as tribute to that important battle, stunning to look at :)
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks warrior.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014
Good sense of stop motion, great capture from an inspiring moment of history.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

I had several layouts for this subject, but finally realized I had to many planes in the scene.

Simplified with less. Thanks for the kind words.

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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014   Photographer
Very good! It would have been a "bandit". A "bogie" was an unidentfied blip on the radar. Just FYI!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Look up bogey at Dictionary.com: World War II aviator slang for "unidentified aircraft, presumably hostile,"

Thanks for the feedback.

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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Photographer
I'm only being so "clever" because I just re-read Len Deighton's non-fiction book "Fighter", about the Battle of Britain. It's in there. :)
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great book, thanks
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2014   Photographer
You're welcome!
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Cobler Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Zooooom....Excellent art....
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zulumike Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, appreciate it.
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