I’m currently working on this new template : the Stinson L-5 Sentinel, which will join its smaller sibling the L-4 Grasshopper, the “military” version of the Piper J-3 Cub. The size of the illustration is 9449 x 4618 pixels, which is 80 x 39.1 cm at 300 dpi. More coming soon !
The Spitfire Mk XVI was a variant of the Spitfire Mk IX powered by a Merlin 266 engine license-built by Packard in the United States. These profiles were created for the book Squadrons! No. 29 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI – The Dominions by Phil H. Listemann.
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator was one of the most important American heavy bomber designs in World War II, and was also used by the Royal Australian Air Force. The history of its service in Australia is provided in the book Squadrons! No. 28 – The Consolidated B-24 Liberator – The Australians by Phil Listemann, for…Continue reading The Consolidated B-24 Liberator in Royal Australian Air Force service
These profiles are part of a set created for the book Squadrons! No. 27 – The Supermarine Spitfire Mk V – The ‘Bombay’ Squadrons by Phil Listemann. The ‘Bombay’ Squadrons were No 122 and No 132 Squadron of the Royal Air Force.
After over a month of absence, I’m back with a couple of Spitfire profiles, and some questions ! Several years ago , I created a profile of the Spitfire Mk V “Général de Gaulle”, which I believed to be EN908. A few days ago, I began working on the “Cat”, flown by Free French pilot…Continue reading The General, the Cat and some Spitfire mysteries
Here are some of the ten Hurricane profiles I created for the book Squadrons ! No 26 – The Hawker Hurricane Mk I & Mk II – The Canadians by Phil Listemann.
Yanks in the Royal Air Force ! Before the US entered the war, many American pilots fought for the United Kingdom as part of the Eagle Squadrons: No 71, 121 and 133 Squadrons of the Royal Air Force. Initially equipped with the Hawker Hurricane, these units later converted to the superb Spitfire. The Eagle Squadron…Continue reading The Spitfires of the Eagle Squadrons
Here are a few P-47 Thunderbolt profiles which were created for a commission and for the book Squadrons! No. 23 – The republic Thunderbolt Mk II by Phil Listemann.
This A-20G transferred from the US Army Air Force to the Royal Australian Air Force’s No 22 Squadron was based on Noemfoor Island in October 1944. Douglas Boston Mk III A28-13 of No 22 Squadron RAAF in Port Moresby, late 1942. Douglas Boston Mk III A28-9 flown by Squadron Leader Charles Learmonth, No 22 Squadron RAAF,…Continue reading The Douglas Boston/A-20 in RAAF service
This VF-41 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat flown by Lt(jg) “Windy” Shields took part in Operation Torch, the landings in North Africa in November 1942. The aircraft was based on the USS Ranger, and received a yellow ring around the US roundel for better recognition.