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Counterstrike

By patspeirs  
WW1 Series

Counterstrike (Fokker Dr1 and SE5a)

Having just lost his wingman to the marauding Fokker Dr1 this SE5 has turned the tables with a strike on the port side of the Dr1 causing a fracture in the fuel feed. The inevitable fire spells the end, and a most unpleasant one, for the German pilot - most German aircrew did not carry parachutes at that time, they were banned for the RFC crews. World War 1 aerial combat was a truly desperate struggle with young pilots thrown into battle with minimal training and an average life expectancy, on reaching squadron, of some three to four weeks. A typical encounter in Flander’s skies in early 1918.

Tags: Aircraft Digital art Ww1 Warbirds

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Comments


Jestertheclown 8 7.4k 249 England
9 Feb 2012 11:29AM
Hi Pat.

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ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 11:57AM
A well taken image...
Nice comp...
Well done...

Dave
Graham_P 10 1 19 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 12:04PM
Another wonderful piece of digital art James,
And a great description to go with it.
9 Feb 2012 12:08PM
Wonderful as per. Fabulous story telling. Boy's own stuff.
Richsr 9 91 223 England
9 Feb 2012 12:29PM
Well worked with this and good narrative too
regards Richard
RonnieAG Plus
7 153 116 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 3:10PM
Brilliantly arranged elements in the frame, Pat, and as ever accompanied by your authoritative narrative.
Ronnie.
9 Feb 2012 5:08PM
Excellent manipulation and a great write up.
Alun
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
9 Feb 2012 5:26PM
Nice new comp grampa. Good detail and idea.

connor
Fefe Plus
5 23 31 United Kingdom
9 Feb 2012 6:29PM
Wow this a fantastic image, Love itGrinGrin
Diane
Oliverpants 7 2 2 England
9 Feb 2012 8:31PM
Pat this is so very good. Ann
Ian-Jones 13 129 2 United Kingdom
13 Jul 2012 10:00PM
Looks like many hours of work has paid off Pat. Good stuff.

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