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Solomons Sorte by markkarvon Solomons Sorte by markkarvon
Known for it's distinctive bent wings, the F4U-1 Corsair was one of the most formidible fighters of World War II. Flown by the US Marines and Naval squadrons, the Corsair racked up an incredible 11:1 kill ratio. The Corsair was used extensively in the Pacific Theater of Operations. Our print depicts the Corsair flown by Lt. Cdr. Roger Hedrick in the markings of naval squadron VF-17 "The Jolly Rogers" taking off from a pacific island base.

This is the original version of "Corsair Takeoff" which was picked up by the client. It features the runway.
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ColonelBSacquet Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
Nicknamed "Whispering Death" or "Whistling Death" by the Japanese military.
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:icondevilboy58:
Devilboy58 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is one of my most favourite Fighter plane during the WW II.
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:iconbm37:
bm37 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014

Vie le Corsair POUR TOUJOURS!

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NyanPuppy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Love it! Nice job.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
NICE PLANE!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Whistling death,a real nice picture. Your talent is fantastic.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:iconquacky112:
quacky112 Featured By Owner May 25, 2011
Amazing work, I love all WWII fighters, but the Corsair is by far my favorite, its the most beautiful plane to ever take to the sky! Great work.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! I've been reading about the Pacific war since before 5th grade.
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:iconrob-caswell:
Rob-Caswell Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Professional General Artist
Wonderful. I really encapsulates the remote Pacific airfield and the beautiful lines of the Corsair. That era seems so surreal and distant, now.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Der-Buchstabe-R Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wasn't he part of The Black Sheep or some sqaud named close to that?
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
VF-17 "Jolly Rogers"
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:iconjetfreak-7:
Jetfreak-7 Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2010
Brilliant work as always Mark, a very nice tribute to this hardy bird. :D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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CherishedMemories Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2010
Impressive work as always, Mark. :clap:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Cheri.
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YourFreedomFighter Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional General Artist
Incredible. You are quite a skilled war artist.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconkrigl:
krigl Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Stunning! A great feeling of being there... in paradise, but with death just around the corner.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Blackout177 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
another beautiful masterpiece!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Blackout177 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anytime friend! luv the F4U Corsair! :love:
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
:clap::clap::clap:
My dad armed these (actually his unit VMF-311 Hells Bells had F4U-4s), he also handled the recon cameras and gun camera on P-38's

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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
That is pretty neat Bob. Was your dad in the Navy or Marines?
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TThealer56 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Marines. You know, what's really funny, I had looked up his unit before, but VMF-311 was redesignated "Tomcats" after WWII. There wasn't much I could find until now. Seems My Dad was involved in "The Battle Of Okinawa". He has a scrap book of shots he took during the occupation. It's a bit tough to get him to pull it out though. He was also on mop up operations on many of the islands. After reading the accounts of it all I can understand why it still bothers him. Mom was a WAVE...
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horsesoldier Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
nice! ;)
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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dragonpyper Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Beautiful!
Always loved the plane known as 'Whistling Death' by the Japanese.
Actually got to meet Gregory "Pappy" Boyington (26 kills) of Marine Fighter Squadron 214 "Black Sheep" at an Air Expo in My old hometown. :D
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. That is cool you met "Pappy". I was fortunate to spend the day with one of the two last remaining veterans from the VF-17. he is a real great guy.
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disasterdesigner Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010   Photographer
Yet another amazing piece of art!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Hmm, looks like either a late F4U-1A, or a -1D, and I would suggest you check the speeling on the title here on deviantART. I'm impressed by the beauty of that Corsair...
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
The VF-17 flew the -1A version during their time in the Solomons. I corrected the spelling error. Thanks for pointing it out.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
You're quite welcome! Looks like I should take my own advice regarding spelling...
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:iconmaspix:
MasPix Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Photographer
Another Masterpiece
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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danyboz Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful! :thumbsup:
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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kemobiggus Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010
Well Done! :clap: Great work!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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StugMeister Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great work sir. :+fav: :D

Definitely one of the best aircraft flown against the Japanese.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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hunter1828 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice! The Corsair is my fave WWII-era fighter, mostly because as a kid I was a HUGE fan of Baa Baa Black Sheep.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Robert. I too was a huge fan of theirs too. I used to watch the show religiously every week.
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