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Bombs Away by LorenzoDiMauro Bombs Away by LorenzoDiMauro
It's my pleasure to share my first painting for the upcoming
"Wings of Angels" Art Book of the amazing photographer Michael Malak.

Pinup close ups here:
[link]
Aircraft close ups here:
[link]

Interested in a tutorial showing how vector techniques can help,
even while you're painting, to better render a vintage bra like this one?
Look here [link] hope you dig it.
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
North American B-25 "Mitchell" is the aircraft, one of the best medium bombers/fighter bomber built. Used on the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo in 1942. 
  
It had a modification done to it that was especially useful in the Pacific.  At first, they removed the bombardiers position and closed over the windows, and  fitted four.50 cal machine guns in the nose, and they were great for strafing Japanese troops. In the final version, a 75mm tank gun was fitted as well, as it was necessary to use it to bust up Japanese shipping convoys and other ground targets. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B-25_Mit…

Essentially, it was the grandfather of today's A-10 Warthog, able to fly slow enough to stay on target.  The Warthog is much more advanced with computer targeting, a "cage" with the strength and armor of a tank to protect the pilot and a heavy caliber automatic cannon firing depleted uranium rounds plus massive bomb capacity.   en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A10_Wart…  The Warthog also owes some of its lineage to the P-47 Thunderbolt, which was designed to combat enemy aircraft, but later in WW2 became a Tacitical Air Support "Tank buster."

In Korea the Navy and later in Vietnam, the Air Force and the Navy used the prop-driven Douglas AD1 Skyraider, which was designed during WW2 but was too late for combat against Japan.  The AD1 had a terrific capacity for bombs, rockets and machine gun packs.  With its relatively slow cruising speed and heavy weaponry it was perfect for CAS (close air support) of ground forces and offensive attacks on enemy positions.  It also worked closely with Navy Seahorse Air/Sea rescue helicopters to lay down a curtain of fire before going in to rescue downed airmen. Many a Phantom or Crusader pilot shot down by SAM missiles owed their lives to this big bird they called "Spad" or "Sandy" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglass…
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LorenzoDiMauro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
Thank you very much, I just saved information and links in the folder of this artwork, very interesting, thanks again.
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riverine69 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
:iconwelcome1plz::iconwelcome2plz::iconwelcome3plz::iconwelcome4plz: 
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mommox5 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
I love this era of art style. My Father was in the Air Force in World War II and he rebuilt airplanes for a living. I spent hours and hours in museums. One of my Faves is down in Brownsville Texas and now we have one up here in Tillamook Oregon. The pinup genre you create is amazing... Thank you for sharing these lovely creations :)
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LorenzoDiMauro Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2014
Thank you very much for such nice words which mean even more coming from someone like you who is so expert about aircraft of World War II :)

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bggb29 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Great pinup work
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LorenzoDiMauro Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Thanks, very much appreciated
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FueledbypartII Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love this bombshell ;)
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LorenzoDiMauro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
This is one of my favorite pieces I worked on
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dreamdesigner442 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Again,MAGNIFICENT!:D
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