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I very much like this capture of one of the most photogenic aircraft ever. The sharpness, contrast and detail are excellent! I particul...

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Albatros D.III by Hun100D
Albatros D.III
The basic design of the Albatros fighter was improved in January,1917 by taking the older D.II fuselage and adding V strut sesqui-plane wings.  This modification created, in effect, the Bf 109 of its day.  The D.II had given Germany air superiority in 1916 and, in 1917, the D.III continued this legacy by destroying 450 British aircraft during April of that year.  Powered by a reliable, liquid-cooled 160hp Mercedes Benz engine, its twin Maxim maching guns firing through the propeller arc, the Albatros D.III was a highly effective fighting machine and ranked with the best the Allies could put up against it.  However, it had one serious drawback.  The narrow lower wing was prone to twisting and flexing in a prolonged dive, which frequently resulted in the loss of the entire wing.  Despite many modifications, this problem was never really resolved in the V strut Albatros series and, because of this deficiency, Anthony Fokker was able to regain first place among the builders of German aircraft with the introduction of his Dr.I triplane.
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SE 5a by Hun100D
SE 5a
Th Scout Experimental No. 5 was introduced into combat on March 13, 1917 by No. 56 Squadron R.F.C.  It had a "bulit in" stability that made it an excellent gun platform.  In the hands of aces like Albert Ball, Billy Bishop, James McCudden, "Mick" Mannock and others, it established an unparalled reputation as a fighter.  The SE 5 and 5A were, however, handicapped by poorly manufactured engines.  Powered by license-built 150hp Hispano-Suiza and, later, by 200hp Wolsley Viper engines, the SE 5A was armed with a single cowl-mounted Vickers machine gun and a drum-fed Lewis gun mounted on the center section of the top wing.  Importantly, pilots put their complete trust in its ability to dive and still keep its wings on after pulling out at low level.
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Spad XIII by Hun100D
Spad XIII
Designed by the famed French engineer Louis Bechereau and developed by the Société Pour L'Aviation et ses Dérivés (SPAD) from the earlier highly successful SPAD S.VII, the SPAD XIII was introduced into combat piecemeal during the Autumn of 1917.  Its chief advantage was its great strength and diving speed.  It dove like a rock and flew like one with power off, but in a dogfight this characteristic allowed it to run away from most contemporary German fighters. It was very fast in level flight as well.  Powered by a 200hp Hispano-Suiza engine and armed with twin synchronized Vickers machine guns, the SPAD XIII re-equipped the newly formed U.S. Air Service squadrons and proved to be a wise replacement choice for obsolete and worn-out French Nieuport rejects.  A stable aircraft to fly, it was a favorite with U.S. aces like Lieutenant Frank Luke and Captain Eddie Rickenbacker.
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Hun100D
Chuck
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
I'm an old, retired military guy who has been at the artwork thing for quite awhile ( since the 70's). Married with both kids and grand kids. Trying to make a go of my prints as a cottage industry, cuz a little extra coin sure don't hurt! Been around aviation and aircraft most of my life - it's definitely a big part of me :) I mostly do traditional renderings of my subjects, but I have also done some photography and also collect photographs.
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CptDaniel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
Happy Birthday!
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! :)
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topperGfx Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Happy Birthday! :cake:
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks very much! :)
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CptDaniel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Happy Birthday!
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Many, many thanks, my friend! :)
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carelesscabello Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Help!...Can't...Stop.... Faving....C.C.
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
:) :) :)
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standartenfuhrer Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013
Sir, I would like to compliment you on your artworks; they're very realistic. Almost like B&W photos. Please keep up the good work.
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Hun100D Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you, very much! I'm glad you like them! :)
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