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Battle of Davenport Fields by Lionel23 Battle of Davenport Fields by Lionel23
Ahhh I'm so impressed with this commission! Drawing was done by :iconbinoched: ~Binoched, and is pretty much the 'cover' idea I have for the first book of my story series I am writing.

Summary of the scene: the Imperial Central Authority (primary villains of my story) are launching an attack near the industrial port of Davenport, following a surprise attack that has grounded most of the Republic fleet that was in the air to defend the city. With the battle close at hand and enemy ground and aerial forces approaching, the Elysium (the country the battle is taking place in, and who are strong allies of the Republic) air force takes to the skies to project the remnants of the grounded airfleet, which use their burning hulks as stationary fortresses against the enemy.

Allied Republic fighters (the F4U Corsairs) assist the Elysium Airforce (the P-38 Lightnings) in maintaining aerial supremacy. The Imperial's primary fighter planes are modeled after the BF-109 fighter, which are escorting the Imperial Fleet (depicted in the distance)

The F4U Corsair in the foreground is flown by Alexia Lancaster, the primary heroine of the story, while the one in the background is flown by Lionel Blackwing, the squadron commander.
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:iconalucard234564:
Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This is like the sky crawlers movie!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
I saw that movie not too long ago!  Was beautifully well done!
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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes it was!! I love the canopy on the Corsairs as well!! That extra bit of framing and a bit of reshaping on the bodies of the planes is nice too!!:D
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice.
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xTwixix Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
I love this idea of flying battleships and of course these types of battles.
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angussky Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
Woot, Corsair!
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1RoadRage1 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
NICE!!!!!!!!!! INSTANT FAV JUST ADD F4U CORSAIR!!! XD
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ARI4PHANTINEXX Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
amazing fight.
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:iconthefailmaster:
thefailmaster Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
everything was pretty badass to start with, then the aircraft carriers in the sky just made this many, many times cooler.

Also, the corsair is one of my favourite planes- god I love that wing shape
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Yeah the gull wings always put the F4U Corsair in a special place my heart ^^

Check out the rest of my gallery illustration pieces for the more refined drawings of said airships.
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Blazcowitz Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2011
Absolutely stunning!I am currently working on a ww2 based alternate history novel in which the aeroplane and airship are dominant (a bit like the game Crimson skies) in my spare time. One of the main characters is a German woman named Vanessa Eberthardt (which means 'strong as a boar') who defects to the allies after her parents are killed by the Nazis.
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2011
Oohh really? Note me more details on it, have you written anything else prior to that? How far along are you on that?
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Blazcowitz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2011
Still in the early stages. I've spent a long time shifting through lots of different late-war or experimental planes, deciding which ones I will use (like the Hughes flying boat or "Spruce Goose" and the Grumman F8F bearcat). In my reality, a great theme in it is distrust within your own ranks. My hero discovers that a US government agency is secretly trying to provoke hostilities between the US and USSR. That organisation I have called the United States Office of Internal Security (USOIS)
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Soter-1 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
What are the bars right behind the engine supposed to be? Looks like this will be a cake walk, since both the P-38 and F4U routinely trounced planes greater than the Bf-109. More please!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Hmmm that's a good question, may be a reference line... I'm going to contact the artist and see if I can get that fixed, thanks for pointing that out, totally missed it!
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Pixel-pencil Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Student General Artist
The silhouette of that ship in the top left corner made everything ten times cooler.
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Heh yeah, critical portion of my story. Basically there is a huge air battle for control of the sky before the enemy's main 'force' arrives!
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:iconzaku1986:
zaku1986 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great battle!
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2011
Thank you ^^
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johnbecaro Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
nice! this is freakin cool! :thumbsup:
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2011
Hehe thanks! Just a glimpse of the world I'm creating ^^
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acfierro Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2011
It sounds as an interesting concept.
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
Heh thanks, I wanted to do something not only was interesting, but hasn't really been done before (especially in mainstream.. how many sci-fi jedi wannabes or dungeon and dragon-esque adventures have their been compared to a WW2-ish fantasy? Heh)
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:iconacfierro:
acfierro Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011
I know what you are talking about, I did the same.
Good luck with the project
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Ah... Davenport. You will always be remembered!
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Airforce1985 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010
KILL THEM COMMIE BASTARDS!! THIS ROCKS! WE SHOULD HAV WIPED OUT THE RUSSIANS LONG AGO! THEY ARE HELPING IRAN MAKE NUCLEAR WEAPONS!
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chibiMappy Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2010
I wanna read this.
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:iconlionel23:
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2010
I appreciate the comment, I'll definitely will post a bit of it once I've gotten it polished enough that I'm happy with it ^^
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bjf101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
p.s.
thx 4 taking my advice about the fire on the ground!
=3
near rules!!!
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:iconbjf101:
bjf101 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010
go Mr.write
=3
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