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Nearly 3,000 men were awarded the Battle of Britain Clasp. As of 2009, there were fewer than 90 alive.
By one tally, British RAF aircrew numbered 2,353 (80%) of the total of 2,927 flyers involved, with 407 Britons killed from of a total of 510 losses. The remainder were from other former colonies of the British Empire (particularly New Zealand, Canada, Australia and South Africa), as well as exiles from many conquered European nations; in particular, there were several squadrons composed of men from Poland, Czechoslovakia and Belgium. Other countries supplying smaller numbers included France, Ireland and the USA.

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:icontanker22052:
tanker22052 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Exceptional job.
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BongaaBongaa Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
Really nice work. I love the small Details on the Planes.
And as a Great Britain Fan, i totally approve this Picture :D
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:iconwbyrd:
wbyrd Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012
Okay now I have "aces High Playing" in my head...

If they gave awards for Looking good the Spitfire would have the gold medal.
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Cameron-Hurd Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is fantastic, can i draw this in my own style? i will credit it you and put a link in the descprition to ur page
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Ragnarok6664 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice ju88:s
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:iconhanzap:
hanzap Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
quite wonderful
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:iconmattboggs:
mattboggs Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
That should have been the box art for Cliffs of Dover.
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very nice artwork
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers ":_)
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Super6-4 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep :)
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Did Spitfires have 20 mm cannons by the time of that Battle? I kinda doubt it, based on my book collection.
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Flyingacesnoopy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Student General Artist
Yes they did but very few had them as they were experimental during the Battle of Britain.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well many people asked me the same and yes they had ,its early of 1943 last raids over Britain few of the new spits arrived in battle.
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:iconqmmwi:
QMMWI Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2012
I wondered about the same thing.
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:iconanaspieinpoland:
AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OK that explains everything.
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iatemypencils Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
really amazing stuff
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tugtramp Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
GREAT image, but Mk V's in the Battle?!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeap
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Nijmegen1964 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Spitfire with cannon in 1940 - we wish! It's still a great image that really gives a sense of the high speeds in aerial combat. You are to be congratulated sir!
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Nijmegen1964 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Spits with cannons in the Battle of Britain?? Wish we did! Nice scene though, really captures the speed of aerial combat - well done sir!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks but.....Its not 1940, Battle Of Britain is not start or end at 1940 :P ....above Britain fought so many types of planes ...at 1943-44 you could see even the Spitfire XIV and the Tempest...Before Germany Canceled the Airaids above London the Mk.IX was all ready out there Hunting :D
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jacktheabyssinian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
George Unwin flew a cannon firing Spit in the Battle. Nineteen squadron had them and they were plagued with problems, but it didn't stop the fliers from destroying a lot of German fighters and bombers. And Mark IX and XII models were combating raiders up to lat 1943.
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denil380 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student General Artist
love it. wonder what's plane in this drawing( i only know spitfire. anyway, nice effect you do to made this like the real battle)
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi and thanks for comment,

The planes are Spitfires and Ju-88s
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:icondenil380:
denil380 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student General Artist
JU-88!? never heard of that.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
second most used bomber of luftwaffe :D
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denil380 Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Student General Artist
thanks and also the second most important plane that have multi-role especially the germany version of kamikaze: mistel
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ARI4PHANTINEXX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
epic
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hang on... that might be another Spit... My eyes are not all they used to be... :P
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Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I especially like that you have given the Hurricane some credit in the background. Nice.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All are spits :D Thanks for comment !
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:iconxadrik-xu:
Xadrik-Xu Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice Work.
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randyrules711 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
This may be one of the better pieces of war art I've seen. Very good job.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Many thanks,
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mish65 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Awesome love it
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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VisualPurple Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Another fantastic creation!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
many thanks
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proteus2 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012
Nice !
Maybe a bit too much "gun blaze", but that's me I guess...

Love the diversion of the movement on the left flank...

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NCIS73 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
As allways.Amazing...
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey thanks... :)
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Soter-1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Beautiful!
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Quatschmachen Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
I can just hear the engines rumbling!! Great piece! :D
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you liked it :D
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FuriaMag Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Amazing work!
Featured in: [link]
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey many many thanks :D
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FuriaMag Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2012
It's a pleasure. Amazing gallery!
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Wingnut55 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
i like the picture very much, but linking it to the Battle of Britain not so much. this Spit looks like a MkV, but the Spits of the BoB were mostly MkIs with 8 .303 guns. the MkI was almost a prototype compared to the more fully developed Me109 of that time, and that comparative weakness was a consequence of Britain's unreadiness, as was the shortage of experienced pilots, another important part of the BoB story.
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TopGunSGA Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
The Spitfire had been in service for 2 years prior to the Battle of Britain. The Bf-109 had only been in service a year longer
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