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Flying Tigers by rOEN911 Flying Tigers by rOEN911
The 1st American Volunteer Group (AVG) of the Chinese Air Force in 1941–1942, nicknamed the Flying Tigers, was composed of pilots from the United States Army (USAAF), Navy (USN), and Marine Corps (USMC), recruited under presidential authority and commanded by Claire Lee Chennault. The ground crew and headquarters staff were likewise mostly recruited from the U.S. military, along with some civilians.
The group consisted of three fighter squadrons with about 20 aircraft each. It trained in Burma before the American entry into World War II with the mission of defending China against Japanese forces. Arguably, the group was a private military contractor, and for that reason the volunteers have sometimes been called mercenaries[citation needed]. The members of the group had lucrative contracts with salaries ranging from $250 a month for a mechanic to $750 for a squadron commander, roughly three times what they had been making in the U.S. forces.
The Tigers' shark-faced fighters remain among the most recognizable of any individual combat aircraft and combat unit of World War II, and they demonstrated innovative tactical victories when the news in the U.S. was filled with little more than stories of defeat at the hands of the Japanese forces.
The group first saw combat on 20 December 1941, 12 days after Pearl Harbor (local time). It achieved notable success during the lowest period of the war for U.S. and Allied Forces, giving hope to Americans that they would eventually succeed against the Japanese. While cross-referencing records after the war revealed their actual kill numbers were substantially lower, the Tigers were paid combat bonuses for destroying nearly 300 enemy aircraft,[1] while losing only 14 pilots on combat missions.[1] In July 1942, the AVG was replaced by the U.S. Army 23rd Fighter Group, which was later absorbed into the U.S. 14th Air Force with General Chennault as commander. The 23rd FG went on to achieve similar combat success, while retaining the nose art and fighting name of the volunteer unit.

Special thanks to my friend itifonhom for his sally bomber,

As usual cinema4d and Photoshop... Hope you like it
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:iconjoewight:
joewight Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Spectacular composition. I especially love the P-40 diving away after getting his licks in.
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:iconrpost61:
rpost61 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014
Strong work
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:iconkotpa:
KOTPA Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow:
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:iconchampion-ofthe-light:
champion-ofThe-light Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SUPERB
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey thank you :)
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:iconchampion-ofthe-light:
champion-ofThe-light Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm WWII plane fan. Your art is amazing. Do you have prints?
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you,Nop mate 
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:iconchampion-ofthe-light:
champion-ofThe-light Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should... DeviantArt, has the service.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yes i know but i dont want to share money with them
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:iconchampion-ofthe-light:
champion-ofThe-light Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can understand that. Could a get some high-res versions? Would like to do a poster for my bedroom.
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:iconricardogarijojr:
ricardogarijojr Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014   Traditional Artist
Great..!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers i am glad you like it and thanks for the Watch :)
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:iconricardogarijojr:
ricardogarijojr Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
you're welcome,
I really liked your work!
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:icon009-1:
009-1 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Amazing =D
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DemonDogMarine1960 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2013
YEEEHAW, LETS LICK SOME JAP ASS!!  ^_____^   LOOOVE IT!!  A TRUE TRIBUTE TO THE FLYING TIGERS LEGACY!!
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:iconenrico1946:
Enrico1946 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
When the Tiger bites back :D ;)
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:icondave3422:
dave3422 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
What can I say? I've run out of superlatives. Outstanding.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers mate for your comments, i am glad you like what i am doing :)
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Taranis69 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
STUNNING
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:iconnomansnodead:
NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
very nice! looks like there's an epic battle up there
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:iconpeterkat:
Peterkat Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate
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:iconlag-janson:
Lag-Janson Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Very nicely done.  I have liked the nearly painted look you have made on this one and you earlier mosquito piece.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot Janson
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:iconjeffcapo:
JeffCapo Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Excellent!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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:iconwinston60:
Winston60 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
This is great! I'd like to print it and hang it on my wall. Is there a way to get the 4.1 MB, 47972200 resolution pic?
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks,the Bigger version is for sale only, you can contact me to neor_555@hotmail.com or here with pm
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N0T3R Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Amazing work, this puts you in the realm with Dieter, Wiek, and Gareth.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks mate,but i dont agree when you comparing me with these guys,not now might in few years :P I need a long time to make awesome renders like them.
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benracer Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
"Volunteer" is what they call it but U.S. released recently that they really sent them to get combat experience.
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:iconitifonhom:
itifonhom Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
   Fantastic! This turned out really nice indeed! O kwnos tis propelas deixnei san na min gurizei, kata ta alla, ena apo ta kalitera sou!!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Se efxaristw file,Den xerw me to spinner kai tin propela genika se afto to render...den mu arese alla logo pou metakomiza apo tin douleia piso stin Kerkyra hthela na to teliosw grhgora :P Isos katso kai to xanakanw mia mera.

Exw kanei 3-4 kainurgia renders pou kata tin gnomh mou einai 4 fores kalitera apo afto edw !Katse na ta ftiaksw ola pali sto spiti kai tha ta kano upload !Endometaksi an ola pane kala kai thes na paris meros brika atomo na mas kanei online shop kai na poulame renders ...tha diksei !
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Ardrich-Keybus Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
One of my favorite planes, beautiful work!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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:iconalersteam:
alersteam Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Angry planes! :>
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:icondark6caskerd:
Dark6Caskerd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
phenomenal realism, beautiful environmental bg, overall epic. you know, this is the first pic I found no possible improvements in. Congrat's :clap:
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for your kind comment :)
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:icondark6caskerd:
Dark6Caskerd Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
your ever so welcome :D
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:iconmaketsu:
maketsu Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013
Excellent composition. +fav
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cheers mate
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AdolfHitlerr Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
I could really use some of those :D
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:iconmhalse:
MHalse Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
Always amazing work :)
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :D
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CiLiNDr0 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Amazing work! Love it!

I was wandering if you could let me us this image for an Android game called "Kingdoms of Myth", it's turn based strategy game based on a fantasy World. You can find a little bit more info in this rough website made by my colleges lifeisinfinity.eu5.org/infinit… (Sorry for the bad English). Of course you will have full credits of your work and link to your webpage if you want :) (Smile)

Lot of thanks for your time ;) (Wink)
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daniventura Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
wow! amazing art!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am glad you like it
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MaxClearance Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013

Wonderful action and depth to this it feels like a paused video I keep watching it expecting it to move

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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks :)
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da333ric Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013
Flying tigers... and there is a shark
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