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Air War 1918 by markkarvon Air War 1918 by markkarvon
The Fokker E.V / D.VIII was the last fighter airplane put into service by Germany during WWI. The airplane was an advanced design and featured a single parasol wing.

There were some wing failures with some of the early E.V models which caused the unfortunate deaths of several pilots. The failures were traced to faulty workmanship by a subcontractor; the wing design was sound. The problems were corrected and the type was updated as the D.VIII.

By this time the war only had 18 days left so the type saw limited combat. If the war had dragged on many believe the D.VIII would have been the finest airplane of the war up to that time.

My depiction features the airplane in the markings of Leutnant Richard Wenzl during his time as commander of Jasta 6.
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ToTheGoryEnd Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Excellent work. Poor Spad...hahaha!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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SOTF Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Considering the high fatality rates given the aircraft's overall general failure possibilities (WW1 planes were generally unreliable, they can be compared to driving an old beat-up car prone to breakdown lol), those men from all sides had some serious nerve to sign up to be a pilot in WW1.

Overall, amazing details and texture-especially with the clouds in the background.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That background actually was for another painting altogether however it seemed to work better for this scene.
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DMP75 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012
Great work on an often overlooked aircraft.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Polskadude Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You have a very nice, clean style. Great job!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Duef Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011
very cool! love your work
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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