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Away! by itifonhom Away! by itifonhom
The Fairey Swordfish was a torpedo bomber biplane designed by the Fairey Aviation Company and W.S. Hunt used by the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. Originating in the 1930s, the Swordfish, nicknamed "Stringbag", was an outdated design by the start of the war in 1939, but remained in front-line service until VE Day, outliving several types intended to replace it. It was initially operated primarily as a fleet attack aircraft; during its later years it was used as an anti-submarine and training craft.

The Swordfish achieved some spectacular successes, notably the sinking of one and damaging two battleships of the Regia Marina (the Italian Navy) in the Battle of Taranto and the famous crippling of the Bismarck. (Source:Wikipedia).

       Fully fictional scene, I was just trying some settings on the renderer here. The aircraft existed though and belonged to 820th Naval Air Squadron which operated from the Ark Royal during the 1941. I think I really discovered a new place in my heart with all those Air Fleet Arm and Coastal Command aircraft, they look so beautifully obsolete! Which of course makes the bravery of the men that operated them even greater!

        Created with Cinema4D and post processed with Photoshop. As always, comments and feedback are welcomed!!
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gnhtd Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Ich mag diese Art von Schwertfischen :)
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itifonhom Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
  Ich ebenso!!!
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lasaucisse Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2014
good work
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Thank you!!!
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TrapperLD Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastisch!!!!!
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  Vielen vielen Dank!!
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N0T3R Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014
Wonderful image, different angle.  It catches your eye immediately.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much my friend!!!
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blackjamie Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
wow, and here I thought I was the only one, whose favorite WW II airplane was the Stringbag...I've always wondered if the nickname came from the crews having the theory that they were only held together by string and faith?
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
  I´ve read lately that the name Stringbag has nothing to do with all the cables the aircraft had but because of the amount of different armament it could carry, like string bag, a shopping bag quite popular those days. Many many thanks for commenting!!!
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