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San-San Saruk - Guardians of the Sand Capital by Lionel23 San-San Saruk - Guardians of the Sand Capital by Lionel23
Commission request done by :icondimmartin: *DimMartin, this time illustrating the SSSR (San-San Saruk Republic) air force flying through the waterways of the Desert Capital. The pilots of this particular squadron are having a 'race' to break up the monotony of patrolling the usually tranquil capital, much to the shock and surprise of some of the capital's citizenry.

SSSR planes are distinctive when compared to the fighters of other nations due to their signature chin-mounted radiator design. While also not capable of a high flight ceiling, both the Hawker Tempest and P-40 Warhawk are rugged and tough planes well-suited for the harsh environments of the Saruk deserts. In addition, the 'airships' of the SSSR are known as 'sandships', low altitude but heavily armored airships perfect for patroling the low-rolling dunes that make up much of their country.

= Planes in Illustration =
Fighter
: P-40 Warhawk (foreground)
Heavy Fighter: Hawker Tempest & Typhoon (background)
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Peaved Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
What did you use to make this? such a minimal and elegant display of the city and it's people; I admire it!
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ChiBurbs Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely. One can almost smell the desert and spices the boatmen may be loading, as well as feel the warm, dry air and wind blowing by (perhaps the last part of that is wishful thinking as I'm writing from another 2014 snowstorm in the Midwest).
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truemouse Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
I like the notion that despite the reality there are certain constant interversal narratives. Certain wars have to be fought, certain songs have to be played, certain aircraft need to be built and flown. I can imagine in the city there'd be like CitroŽn Traction Avants blasting around carrying soldiers, resistance operatives, criminals and cops just as they did in WWII in our world.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ooh...

Warhawks, Typhoons and Tempests, hein? :)
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Indeed, the next drawing is going to feature some cool German planes and bombers though.. ^^
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That sounds badass. ^^
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Queue ghost planes flying through solid matter, undead planes? :D
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Lionel23 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Whatcha talking about, Willis? ^^
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Shimmering-Sword Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
lol
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