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Defiler Dreadnought Air Raid by Lionel23 Defiler Dreadnought Air Raid by Lionel23
Another fine drawing I just received from :iconbinoched: ~Binoched, and is a pretty good cover concept for the second 'book' I plan to write.

Summary of the scene: the Imperial Central Authority are trying to secret out an ancient dreadnought (this ship is an ancient ship used in the war between heaven and hell, for the hell faction known as a Defiler ship) uncovered in the remote regions of the Free Frontier Territories (imagine a Wild Wild West area). The ancient ship has been refitted with numerous modern weapons in order to defend her in case she is attacked (as no one knows how to use her age-old weapons). The Republic of Arcadia finds out about this and plans an operation, and in a series of events (part of the plot) eventually gets the Marshalls and the Regulators (both vying Western factions in the area) to work together to bring down the juggernaught. The united allied airgroup is trying to inflict as much damage as possible before the ship escapes the canyon and has to be confronted by a small allied capital ship fleet that has been sent to stop her from escaping.

Important Fighters in the Scene:
Allied Republic fighters: Lionel's 'Black Lion' D4U Corsair is seen leading his squadron after an attack run on the dreadnought, followed closely by Alexia's own F4U Corsair 'Lady'. Lionel's heavy wingman, Linde Alton, can be seen flying the F7F Tigercat (the blue twin-engined plane with red trims) known called 'Black Widow' near Alexia's own plane. Lastly, an A-26 Invader attack bomber (and the squadron's intel/recon plane) is seen flying in the top right providing recon support to all the allied planes assisting in the attack.

Primary Allied fighters are P-39 Airacobras (Free Frontier), as flown by various Marshalls (in brown) and Regulators (in green). The fight is not shaping up too well for the allies, as evidenced by the many damaged or destroyed planes in the scene.
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Deviator101 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Love to see some towns and cities from the Free Frontier!
Lionel23 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
Yeah I really do need another artist, I lost my environmental artist sadly and haven't found a replacement yet =/
ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Professional Photographer
cool picture though and the corsairs are the coolest plane of wwII.
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
I'll put a Thunderbolt against a Corsair anyday!
ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
butt in my mind the corsair just looks cool. but if you reallywant good planes, then there is the mustang...
Deviator101 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014
Yeah but EVERYBODY likes the Mustang. Plus being Canadian I see the Mustang as the pretender to the throne for "king of the fighterplanes". The Spitfire is the true king!
PofWhalesFEA61 Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
That's the corsair, which is the most produced piston engine fighter ever. Before you say the Spitfire still is the Corsair is the only piston fighter to shoot a MiG-15 down and was used in the football war. In the football war the P-51 mustang went against the corsair, tow were lost for no corsairs lost. 
ckosacranoid Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Professional Photographer
Of coarse, the weirdest plane I think is the b 26.....I think g model with 8 .50s front with a 105 tank gun front, and 2 .50s pairded in turrets top and bottom with twing engine bomber. I know that plan I think served up till nam if I think back. Then again there are lots of cool planes that where top dog at one point during the war till something came along to counter it.
IceToaster Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awsome Picture!!
STXSabre Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014
Nice F7F, I haven't seen many pieces with one in it :D
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