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!