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A Sworsfish bombing a destroyer type 1936a of the kriegsmarine
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technoRockstep Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
only with more knowledge
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technoRockstep Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
nice plane.....and all u guys are history geeks ...abit like me
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
wtf!? they still used biplanes in WWII?
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Yeah, The biplane design was great as it allowed short takeoffs, which are very important on a carrier. ALso, the Swordfish flew so slowly, that when it attacked the Bismarck, the german fire-control predictors fired way out in front, where the shrapnel was harmless. PLus, it was so agile that the Bf-109 often had trouble shooting down one when it had dropped its torpedo. 
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
a 1938 plane unable to shoot down a 1921 plane? yeah right
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
It did happen. Look at it this way; the Bf-109F had a top speed around 382 mph at altitude, while the Swordfish could reach 142 mph with a torpedo. With a speed difference that great, the 109s had little time to fire before they were forced to pull away and try again. Also, the Swordfish, being a biplane, could out-turn the 109 at any speed, and could sustain flight below 60 knots without stalling, making it very difficult to shoot down.
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microbro37 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2015
well that was some unknown history
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ComannderrX Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2014
seems legit
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idislikecake Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Stringbag!
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013
A Swordfish torpedo-bomber jammed the rudders of the Bismarck cruiser. And the pilot was, if I'm not mistaken, Irish.
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
Not quite. John Moffat was a Scotsman, but he learnt how to fly in Ireland.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Damn. The fellow is still among us ! He's 94 years old, but he's there.
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Willsormiston Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Gosh, I didn't know that. I read his book "I sank the Bismarck" but didn't realise he was still about.
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Anzac-A1 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2014
Yeah, they had him on the Dogfights episode "Sink the Bismarck".
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
Oh ? Thanks for the information, mate. :-)
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SpleeSpree Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
These are easily the best tracers I've seen on this site!
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dave3422 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
I love this. I don't often find Stringbags. Good work
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
The Book'To war in a stringbag',wow,can't recall the authors name yet.His accounts as a Swordfish pilot in RN at start of war up thru internment in '42 after crashing in vichy Fr Tunisia.Great info on RN carrier ops in the Med in the Really rough years trying to support Malta garrison .His account of dropping flares over Taranto Harbor during Raid and operating for a while out of crete before his squadron was forced to evac to Egypt before German attack.
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IsoGraph60XYZ Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2013
STERLING Old Man![Got him!-lean om it 'skipper!/I've got to the 'wall now!{Airspeed pegged at 100 knts}]Good old
'stringbags'
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Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
I really really love what you did with the tracers :nod:
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tankman17 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Z20?
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sweet angle, love the tracers

Ever think about doing a web comic or graphic novel?
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Bidass Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you,

Yes i have a little comic project(about 10 pages) in the pipeline... The scenario is still in preparation...
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! :)
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Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Picture...Fairley Swordfish... a surprisingly sharp sword when it came to the Italian Navy...
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Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I realize that this depicts a german ship...but the Swordfish was responsible for sinking much larger Italian Ships...
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Ravajava Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm surprised that they only fitted one aa gun on that shap :o

I guess they couldn't have foreseen just how important aircraft would be in WW2. That and it being a small destroyer.
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RaguLeader Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Yah, small ship, only so much room for different kinds of weapons, especially since destroyers mainly hunted subs or launched torpedo attacks back then.
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StreakTheXB-70 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very cool looks like one of the earlier levels in Battlestations Midway
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Dusty1728 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Funny, just last night i was watching the sinking of the Bismark by these planes.
Excellent job!
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Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Very nice, ironic how a World War 1 era aircraft caused so much trouble to the modern Kriegsmarine ships
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
The Swordfish first flew in 1934 and entered service in 1936
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Blackhedgehog13 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
I meant it as a bi-plane
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
Ah I see
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