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The War in the Air, c.1932 by edthomasten The War in the Air, c.1932 by edthomasten
Billing-Roe Battleaxe transport planes of the Imperial Japanese Army Airforce, escorted by Kawasaki Ki-6 Fighters, commence the aerial invasion of Formosa, July 1932.
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
The fighters look like something you would see in The Sky Crawlers.:-) 
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EricS-J Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I never knew those Vickers planes were troop transports, I always thought they were bombers or something. Still, fantastic piece of work! gotta love interwar planes.
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sim-sim22 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Impressive. Looks like old postcard.
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frazamm Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
Brilliant piece, especially the aircraft. Are they based on unused or abandoned prototypes? Really would like to see more of these.
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
The fighters in this picture are pretty cool looking.
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edthomasten Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
The joy of the period is that there are all sorts of cool designs that aren't that well known. larger transport aircraft are slightly altered Vickers Victorias, which were used as troop carriers by the British immediately after WW1. The fighters are Westland Interceptors.
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Nice reference, but the fighters look more Japanese than anything.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Cool picture, Ed. Did you compose it from separate ones?
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edthomasten Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011
Yeah, it's a bit of a rush-job really but I fancied doing something along these lines and really wanted to use the Vickers planes somehow.
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Sapiento Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Well, good result.
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