Flying the Hump by Walter Colvin


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3d art render of three Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota flying supplies to China over the Himalayan mountains (the hump) in Burma when the Burma to China road was knocked out in 1942.

Views: 561 as of Jan, 1, 2012

Made with Bryce 3d. This image is not historically accurate, it is just an artist rendiition.

The United States and its allies needed to keep .
China in the war because its forces preoccupied
hundreds of thousands of Japanese troops.
Holding that valuable Chinese turf permitted
the Allies to attack Axis powers in the
European theater, at the same time building a
necessary launch site for an Allied attack on
Japan’s home islands. However, that grand
strategy could only work if China and allied
troops could be routinely supplied.

In April 1942, pilots started flying the “Hump,”
and continued missions until 1945, when the
Burma Road was reopened. The dangerous
530-mile long passage over the Himalayan
Mountains took its toll. Nearly 1,000 men and
600 Air Transport Command (ATC) planes
were lost over the hump by the end of China-
Burma-India Theater (CBI) operations. In
addition, China National Aviation Corporation
(CNAC) lost 38 planes and 88 airmen.


  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 5 years ago

    Excellent work done. I know the history of it. It is well deplicted here.

  • Thank you JR. It is not historically accurate, but is dose Depict it.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 5 years ago

    Excellent my friend.

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Michael Beers
    Michael Beersabout 5 years ago

    This is fantastic!!!!!

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Thank you my friend

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...about 5 years ago

    a stunning image, and such a great peice,dawnx

  • thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    This is really terrific art work. I envy your talent. Bill

  • Thank you very much Bill

    – Walter Colvin

  • Hi Bill I did not think about it at the time but I named this the same as one of your images, Hope you don’t mind.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 5 years ago

    Incredible image Walter!! :)

  • Thank you my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelabout 5 years ago

    brillent work Walter .. Angel

  • Thank you very much my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • CanDuCreations
    CanDuCreationsabout 5 years ago

    Very good work Walter. Bravo!

  • Thank you very much your comments are appreciated.

    – Walter Colvin

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 5 years ago

    Don’t mind at all Walter. It is a great picture honoring great men. Bill

  • Thank you Bill.

    – Walter Colvin

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 5 years ago

    Terrific work here friend!!

  • Thank you very much my friend

    – Walter Colvin

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