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A Flight of Avro Lancaster bombers by Walter Colvin

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3d art render of three Avro Lancaster bombers durning ww ll. This image is not historicaly accurate, it is just an artist rendention.

Made with bryce 3d, some post work in photoshop.

The Avro Lancaster was a British four-engined Second World War heavy bomber made initially by Avro for the Royal Air Force (RAF). It first saw active service in 1942, and together with the Handley Page Halifax it was one of the main heavy bombers of the RAF, the RCAF and squadrons from other Commonwealth and European countries serving within RAF Bomber Command. The “Lanc”, as it was affectionately known, became the most famous and most successful of the Second World War night bombers, “delivering 608,612 tons of bombs in 156,000 sorties.” Although the Lancaster was primarily a night bomber, it excelled in many other roles including daylight precision bombing, and gained worldwide renown as the “Dam Buster” used in the 1943 Operation Chastise raids on Germany’s Ruhr Valley dams.

The Avro Lancaster became the most effective heavy bomber of WW2 and formed the back-bone of the Bomber Offensive against German industrial cities. It was well-liked by pilots, having four powerful and reliable Rolls-Royce Merlin engines (the same as fitted to the Spitfire fighter) and excellent handling characteristics. It had a crew of seven (Pilot, Navigator, Flight Engineer, Wireless Operator, Bomb Aimer/Front Gunner, Mid-Upper Gunner and Rear Gunner). Specially adapted Lancasters took part in the famous ‘Dambusters’ raid. Lancasters also dropped five ton ‘Tallboy’ bombs to sink the much-feared German battleship ‘Tirpitz’ and by the end of the war were able to drop the 10 ton ‘Grand Slam’ bomb on precision targets such as bridges and viaducts.

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war, uk, aircraft, british, bomber, raf, lancaster, worldwar2, royal air force, dam buster

Comments

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusover 4 years ago

    Excellent scene and work Walter.

  • Thank you Steven.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 4 years ago

    stunning image, love the colours,dawnx

  • Thank you very much Dawn.

    – Walter Colvin

  • ndicki
    ndickiover 4 years ago

    Nice – they’re MkIIs, which makes them most probably from an RCAF squadron. The Canadians were the principal users of the MkII. Very good picture!

  • Thiank you very much I put the statment in, This image is not historicaly accurate, it is just an artist rendention.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 4 years ago

    Very well done Walter, makes an excellent Image. – Ted

  • Thank you Edwart.

    – Walter Colvin

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 4 years ago

    Brilliantly portraid. Well done.

  • Thank you very much John

    – Walter Colvin

  • Woodie
    Woodieover 4 years ago

    Excellent Walt, into faves.
    As Nigel pointed out these are Mk.II, with the Star Hercules VI and XVI radial engines, not the usual Merlins.
    Cheers Neil

  • I look it up an you and nigel are right. I will change the info when I get the chance. Thank you Neil.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorover 4 years ago

    Incredible!! :)

  • Thank you Keith.

    – Walter Colvin

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 4 years ago

    wonderful work Walter

  • Thank you very much Angel.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Ostar-Digital
    Ostar-Digitalover 4 years ago

    Excellent render my friend !!

  • Thank you again my friend.

    – Walter Colvin

  • Gary Eason + Flight Artworks
    Gary Eason + F...about 2 years ago

    BIIs ? – extremely unusual as the subject of an artwork! Interesting to see.

  • Thank you very much Gary.

    – Walter Colvin

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