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The Unfortunate End of the C27...

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Bought a WWI flying game a few months ago. Given my weakness for flying things, it spills over into A:M. Got an itch to play with Hansa-Brandenburgs...here's the result.

 

On Dec.11, 1917 a flight of three W-12s led by ObLtn. Friedrich Christiansen, was on the homeward leg of their patrol. Nearing the coast, the No.3 plane, the 'Tail-End Charley', spoted an Asta-Torres airship and dove to the attack. Christiansen and his other wingman turned back to join in, but by the time they arrived it was burning. Neither plane could add much to the process as the C27 was already going down. Being Flt. Leader, Christiansen claimed the kill, and it was confirmed. After the war, in subsequent statements, he acknowledged the role of his No.3, and some accounts credit each with half a kill.

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W_12_OUTWARD_BOUND.jpg

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Very nice models and renders :)

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nice work!

 

Reminds me of El Porco Rosso

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I really like the 'backstory' as well...make enough of these and you have a BOOK! You may even have enough right now to approach a publishing house...

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Curse you, Red Baron! Those are my chaps in the airship!

 

Great storytelling with your pics, Kelley.

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Curse you, Red Baron! Those are my chaps in the airship!

Too true. The crew of five were all lost. Even though the C27 probably wasn't as high as I have it, still...it's a long way to fall. And into the North Sea.

 

Thanks for the kind remarks.

 

John B: There's a zillion books out there already. That's where I get these anecdotes. This is well ploughed ground.

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Beautiful Job!

 

The global lighting and modeling looks first rate...

 

Are the clouds painted, rendered or photographs?

 

Great work!

 

Tom

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