Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Grumman Avenger TBM

1940's, by Arthur, Military, North America, WW2@drawnpatrol

"The white dogs are at my mercy!"

B-17 Side Gunner

1940's, by Simon, Military, North America, WW2@drawnpatrol

Curtiss Pigeon P-11

1940's, by Arthur, Military, North America, WW2@drawnpatrol

A lesser known variant of the great Curtiss persuit family, the Pigeon had made it's mark in history by possessing
an unrivalled lack of overall performance. The type was therefore decommissioned within the same month of adoption.
Most of the airframes were relegated to amusement parks, while the remainder had been recycled into outdoor furniture.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Prulyev PE450 "Groke"

1950's, by Simon, Military, Russia@drawnpatrol

Prulyev PE450 'Groke" Destroyer Tender, of the fifth Belorussian
Marine Division.
No known photos exist, but this artists impression is believed to be
absolutely accurate, so try proving otherwise, you naysaying weasels.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Chesley Turbulator

1930's, Britain, by Arthur, Military@drawnpatrol

The Turbulator was employed by the R.A.F. as a crew trainer for the roles of navigation,radio communications,
and the odd trip to Bainbridge.

Tough Grunt

1940's, by Simon, Military, North America, WW2@drawnpatrol

"Have to help those fighter boys out and take out those Nazi ships myself!"

Dortwunder-Pfoltz DP-208

1950's, by Arthur, Germany, Military, WW2@drawnpatrol

Dortwunder-Pfoltz, D.P. 208, of the 5th detachment "Zerstorer Flugzeug".
Mid October 1952, San Carlos, Venezuela.
This is a long lost drawing that turned up thanks to Simon. It was a surprize to me, because I honestly can't
remember drawing it at all.

Dornier 335

1940's, by Simon, Germany, Military, WW2@drawnpatrol

"For zer Vaterland Hans!".........."Ja, for zer Vaterland Fritz!"

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Buckaroo Butte Scout

by Dave Gordon, Civilian, North America@drawnpatrol
Yay! Our first reader contribution.

From the illustrious Dave Gordon we have, the "Buckaroo Butte Scout", this is one sweeeeeet illo. Absolutely beautiful!
I wonder if you could stow a fly rod in there?
You can check out Dave's stuff at: http://illustrationranch.com.
Welcome aboard Dave and a great big thank you for the art.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Rick Rudder, Parasite Fighter Pilot

1950's, by Arthur, Military, North America@drawnpatrol

This was drawn back in the mid 90's, Rick Rudder and his faithful mechanic Suds, are members of the fearsome 466th
U.S.A.F Parasite Fighter Squadron, 1956.
Dropping out of bombays and into combat, the parasite fighters protect their bomber formations.
These amazing aircraft and intrepid pilots are in a league of their own.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Tupolev TU- 116-K "Cod Piece" (new drawing 3)

by Arthur, Military, Russia, Sea Plane 1950's, WW2@drawnpatrol

The "Grom" as it was called, meaning "thunder", was undeniably an awesome aircraft indeed.
Designed specifically for the "Morskaya Aviatsiya" (Soviet Naval Air Service), as a fighter/strike aircraft in the Bering Sea Campaign.The Grom soon became a tactical favorite.
Enhanced by the warmed-up 2.300 Hp. Klimov engine and armed with twin 75mm. cannon, this seaplane was a tough and versatile opponent against the Imperial Japanese Navy.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Tough Sailor-( Third Drawing )

1940's, by Simon, Military, North America, WW2@drawnpatrol

Simon then drew another one.......

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tough Sailor-( Second Drawing )

Simon responded with this.
(At that time, we were taking the piss out of the old 40's and 50's war comics.)

Tough Sailor-( First Drawing )

1940's, by Arthur, Japan, Military, WW2@drawnpatrol

Japanese fighter-bombers attack U.S. Navy carrier. This was drawn "at" Simon on purpose,
way back then.

Antonov "Anvil"

1950's, by Simon, Military, Russia@drawnpatrol

The almost invulnerable Antonov "Anvil". Carved from a single lump of pig iron, with characteristic Bolshevik revolutionary zeal!

Vladinov Nakovalinya VN-17 ( code name SLAB )

1950's, by Arthur, Military, Russia@drawnpatrol
In a desperate attempt to curtail German bombers over Soviet territory, Yuri Vladinov himself designed the Nakovalinya. Conceived from the start as a jet powered "Ramming Aircraft", allowed this fighter the capability of either firing their
cannon at bomber formations, or simply flying through them.