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Old 06-29-2018, 09:02 AM
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Macchi C.200 fighter of the Italian air-force engaging RAF Gloster Gladiators over Greece, 1940.

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Polikarpov I-16 fighters of the Soviet Air-Force taking off from their airfield during the winter of 1941/42.

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Nice collection, good to see the lesser known ones.
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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Nice collection. One plane you may want to include in the series is the Curtiss Wright CW 21 Demon. It was flown against the Japanese by the Dutch.

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Good paintings Pete .
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Great work! Love looking at the WWII planes...
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Fantastic collection of paintings Peter! You have earned your wings! lol

Are these done in gouache, acrylic or oil?

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You have your own style Pete..fantastic set of work there
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Pete, these are absolutely beautiful! I've always been most interested in the lesser-knowns and "also-rans", particularly the Italian fighters. I have several models of the planes in your collection!
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My latest one, finished yesterday. The Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Thunderbolt) fighter, known to the Allies as 'Jack'. The initial design process began in 1939 but to due to severe developmental delays, the fighter did not enter operational service until early 1944. Allied bombing and shortages of raw materials curtailed production so only 670 examples were built before the war ended. Raidens took part in one of the last air-to-air battles of the second world war when Raidens and Mitsubishi Zeros engaged F6F Hellcats of the USS Yorktown over the Kanto Plains on the morning of August 15, 1945, only two hours before Japan formally announced her surrender. Four Hellcats, two Raidens and two Zeros were destroyed.

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A pencil drawing I did earlier of the Raiden.

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Re: Lesser known fighters of WW2

Brewster Buffalo of VMF-221 destroying a Japanese Emily flying boat near Midway island in December 1941.

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The P-39 Airacobra, the majority of which were shipped to the Soviet Union.

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The P-63 Kingcobra which only saw operational service with the Soviet Air-Force and recorded only a single air-to-air victory, a Nakajima Ki-43 during the Russian invasion of Manchuria in August 1945.

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Pencil drawing of Brewster Buffalo of Marine Air Corps VMF-221 during the Battle of Midway on June 4th, 1942. A total of 107 Japanese aircraft attacked Midway Atoll early in the morning of June 4. They were intercepted by 25 fighters of VMF-221, comprising six F4F-3 Wildcats and 19 Buffaloes, all of which formerly belonged to the US Navy but were considered too worn-out for further carrier service.
In the melee that followed, 14 Buffaloes and 2 Wildcats were shot down, with 14 of the pilots killed. In exchange, they destroyed four Nakajima B5N bombers and one Mitsubishi Zero.

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