Medium Bomber "Stork"
Research is by Sir Ernie Hamilton Boyette
Below are profiles by other artist. However I would like to find an investor who is interested in Italian aircraft, either fighters or bombers who would be interested in investing into a personal commission of their own choosing. I am interested in painting any Italian aircraft. Let me know.
The first three bombers below were done by an artist named Sydney Chivers. His artwork appears basic. The colors Chivers uses were always wrong. Yet his work was cherished by thousands of readers of "Scale Modeler" magazine in the late 60's. I was one of those readers.
The B.R.20 was one of the fastest twin-engine bombers the Italians had in their squadrons. It was a competent bomber that could perform perfectly. However under war conditions with anti-aircraft guns firing at the petrified pilots, that changed the dynamics. Also enemy fighters would always be the nemesis of any bomber that is under armored in the rear of the aircraft. The B-17 was armed with two fifty-caliber machine guns at the rear of the bomber. The B-24 had four machine guns. I do not remember any German, Italian or Japanese bomber having much of a defense in the rear of their aircraft at all!
Here is a mottled pattern of medium green over tan.
I love the mottle patterns. Dark greens over light greens, or light greens over dark greens. Or the same in tans and browns.
It is amazing to think that the Italians participated in the Battle of Britton. The Italian aircraft both fighters and bombers turned out to be gun-fodder for the British fighter pilots. This bomber was stationed in Belgium. It should have stayed in Belgium. This bomber had no chance against the fighter aircraft it would meet in the skies over England. The Italian Air Force was to help the Luftwaffe crush England. All the Italians did was to tie up a few British fighters for a sortie or two where their squadrons were consumed by Hawker Hurricanes.
The artist right above is talented. That is if he uses a real airbrush to produce his mottle patterns. If he is using a computer, then anyone can do the same. Yet his work is virtually three-dimensional. You would expect as much from a computer. No matter how the artist produced this profile, it is still a stunning study of the Italian camouflage.
I will come back and add technical data of the bomber.
Here is a curious bird and that is an Italian bomber flown by the Japanese Air Force.
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Posted July 8, 2008
Edited and Counter Added in June 25, 2011