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Payback Time

By patspeirs  
Luftwaffe Series

Payback Time

The RAF fighter arm had a torrid time after the introduction of the FW190 with it’s superior performance and striking power. However, after a disoriented Luftwaffe pilot landed at a southern RAF base with a fully serviceable FW, the knowledge gained helped the UK designers to play catch-up with the next series of Spitfire upgrades. The Mk9 in the image was at least the equivalent of the early FW types and now its ‘payback time’.

The FW had many innovative items the most important, in context of the image, was the provision of explosive jettison for the canopy.

Note. the chute imagery is for real - see Duxford Legends 2011 - and sadly the FW190 was badly damaged in France after an engine failure resulted in a shallow water ditching, rebuild doubtful.

Tags: Spitfire Aircraft Digital art Ww2 Fw190

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Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
21 Jan 2012 10:46AM
More great work Pat.


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RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
21 Jan 2012 11:02AM
Another very fine image, all the elements so well organised within the frame, and as ever, an interesting and informative history, Pat.
alansnap 14 577 26 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2012 12:50PM
Super Pat, one of your best.
21 Jan 2012 2:51PM
Great image and History Pat.

John Smile
Oliverpants 9 2 2 England
21 Jan 2012 4:42PM
A great compilation and information Pat. Ann
TonyBrooks 9 72 United Kingdom
23 Jan 2012 11:58AM
Fantastic! well done

UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
25 Jan 2012 9:34AM
Great work grampa. Finally a new fresh idea. Great detail.


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