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Old 06-29-2018, 07:57 AM
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Lesser known fighters of WW2

Here are a series of paintings I've done over the past year on some of the lesser-known fighters of the Second World War (or the immediate pre-war period).

The Fiat CR.42 Falco.

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Old 06-29-2018, 07:59 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

A Heinkel He-51 of the Nationalist Air-Force engaging a Republican Hawker Fury in the Spanish Civil War 1936.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:01 AM
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A Curtis Hawk 75 (P-36) of the Vichy French air-force engaging a British Desert Air-Force Bristol Blenheim over Syria in 1941.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:09 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Kawasaki Ki-100 of the Japanese Army Air-Force engaging a US P-51 over Japan in March 1945.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:12 AM
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Soviet MiG-3 fighter in July 1941.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:13 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Nice collection, good to see the lesser known ones.
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Old 06-29-2018, 08:15 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Bloch MB.152 fighter of the Vichy French air-force engaging a US F4F during Operation Torch, North Africa 1942.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:18 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Dewoitine D.520 fighter of the Bulgarian Air-Force engaging a USAAF P-38 over Sofia in 1944.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:20 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Italian-made Fiat G.55 fighter of the German Luftwaffe engaging a US B-25 over Northern Italy in late 1944.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:22 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

North American P-64 of the Peruvian Air-Force during the Peru/Ecuador border war in 1941.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:24 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Morane-Saulnier MS.406 fighter of the French air-force during the Invasion of France May 1940.

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Old 06-29-2018, 08:26 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Fiat G.50 fighter of the Italian air-force engaging an RAAF Tomahawk over Libya 1941.

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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Dewoitine D.571 fighter of the Republican Air-Force engaging a Messerschmitt BF 109D of the Kondor Legion during the Spanish Civil War 1937.

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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Heinkel He-100, a German fighter of which only 12 examples were constructed and which never saw action, although German propaganda promoted the fighter as the 'Heinkel 113' and numerous Allied pilots reported encounters with it!

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Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Wirraway fighter-bomber of the Royal Australian Air Force achieving its sole air-to-air victory of WW2, a Nakajima Ki-43 near New Guinea.

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