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Patrolling the North Sea by Panzerfire Patrolling the North Sea by Panzerfire
Commision from :iconlamnay:

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 20 hours ago  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.
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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] :)
KajiTetsushi Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what I like about speculative fiction: you can tell reality to die in a fire.
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