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Alkirian Sky Empire - Beaufighters and Beauforts! by Lionel23 Alkirian Sky Empire - Beaufighters and Beauforts! by Lionel23
Commission request done by :icondimmartin: *DimMartin

An amazing illustration of the fighting in the far north of the continent of Keros. Featured above is a battle between two factions within the Alkirian Sky Empire; the royalists, who support the crown Emperor (the ones flying the planes); and the imperialists, who wish for support from the ICA to crush their neighbors (the Alkirian Monitor pictured happens to belong to them).

Due to the nature of the cold weather and extreme conditions for aircraft in this region, all Alkirian planes possess twin engines as a signature design feature, in order to compensate for the harsh wind and bitterly cold environment. The principal fighter the Alkirians use is the Bristol Beaufighter; while their signature bomber/attack aircraft is the Bristol Beaufort. Both planes are rugged and share a signature trait of all Alkirian planes: a rear gunner.

Due to the restrictive natural terrain that their people fight in (and having to remain below mountain altitude to avoid the fierce snowstorms that is common for their lands), standard dogfighting doctrine dictates that planes perform high-speed passes at one another and use their rear gunner to 'follow up' for a kill, should the pilot fail to down his target during his attack run.

= Planes in Illustration =
Fighter
: Bristol Beaufighter (in foreground)
Attack Bomber: Bristol Beaufort, equipped with dive bombs (just behind the Beaufighter, as well as the one in background attacking the blimp airship)
Featured Warship: Alkirian monitor airship (for more details of the ship, go here: [link])

Sample of their terrain and combat environment: [link]
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:iconcommander-fillmore:
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
oh sexy scene dude I like it
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:iconfieldmarshal:
fieldmarshal Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
wow you damn good!
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Tempestwulf Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Awwwww fuck yea. Beautiful Beaufighters and Beauforts.

Shit you're art is good an with WWII parodies it's ownage
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor ship,should have had more AA turrets.Are those bombers modeled after the Bristol Blenheim?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Hmmm it might be, but the actual planes are the Beaufighter and Beaufort. Must be some shared chasis appearance design they copied and imitated from plane to plane.
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DragonStrider Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Do you have any planes modeled after Messerschmitt designs?
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012
Indeed, from my gallery: [link]
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