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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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Alucard234564 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Student General Artist
This is like the sky crawlers movie!
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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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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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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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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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