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Patrolling the North Sea by Panzerfire Patrolling the North Sea by Panzerfire
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A German Navy pilot contemplates her BAE Sea Harrier FA2 jumpjet before a patrol mission in the North Sea.

This one, I'm very happy about. It came out pretty good I think.

The background sky and sea were pretty painful to make and I still quite failed to get what I was aiming for in the beggining. Gotta practice more in that area. I made a couple of mistakes with the Harrier, the first and probably an obvious for the military geeks is the presence of the ALARM anti-radiation missile in what would be a routine patrol mission (In which case the aircraft oughta be carrying a couple of AIM-9 Sidewinder missiles). The second mistake is a slighty perspective error in the aircraft's possition. Although it's only noticeable if you really really take a good look at it.

And before everyone tries to kill me about it...

YES! I know the German Navy does not have neither an Aircraft Carrier nor any Harrier jumpjet variant. It's a "what if" or an alternative history scenario.

The aircraft carrier deck is based on the deck of the Príncipe de Asturias (R-11) aircraft carrier of the Spanish Navy which is able to launch and recover the Harrier family of jets.

Well, I hope you guys like it. :)

See'ya in the Battlefield! :salute:
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A10Jockey Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I've heard a few rumors that Germany is looking into a Carrier, maybe buying an older one from an allie or startig from scratch.
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That would be news if the rumors had a pynch of credibility. The current administration in the German government is highly skeptical of military interventionism and all military reforms undertaken as of late have been about mainly reducing military personnel, equipment and facilities.

Trust me, an aircraft carrier is not even being dreamed about by the current government. And I think that if such plans were to be had, there would be a massive public backlash against such plans. It's simply not going to happen.
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S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer

For some reason this made me think on the Rise of the Reds mod. :)
Panzerfire Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you like it. I've never played that mod or C&C at all so I wouldn't know 'though.
S7alker117 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Your art is actually among the more imaginative and in synch with my own tastes around. I wish you did more. ^^

CnC is a very cool game series. But Generals is probably among my very favourites. A great part of my childhood. You can have a taste of Rise of the Reds in here: [link] :)
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