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    Default Short Brother's Biplane

    The old Short 225 torpedo bomber, circa 1914.
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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Quote Originally Posted by gray View Post
    The old Short 225 torpedo bomber, circa 1914.
    Excellent drawing.

    Visibility looks good on that plane! Not sure if that's a fuel tank above the engine - handy target if it is.
    I'm sure it was super-stable when the torpedo was released.

    Did they ever produce one for taller pilots?

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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Panhandler: Can you spare a dime.

    Brother: I'd like to help but I'm a little Short myself.

    Panhandler: Oh Brother!

    Beautiful composition and rendering. Do you sell these? Would probably be a good market on Etsy.com
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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Quote Originally Posted by gwpriester View Post
    Do you sell these? Would probably be a good market on Etsy.com
    That's a great idea.

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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Another great drawing. You've really brought it to life.

    I've just been reading up on Wikipedia and apparently it was the first aircraft to sink a ship with a torpedo.
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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Paul, water cooled engine. Radiator mounted high.
    Gary, I don't sell any. I do the odd illustration for books, but I don't sell prints. The aviation market is so very small now, it just wouldn't be worth the time and effort.
    Jonopen, true. it was the first plane to sink a ship with a torpedo. It also had folding wings for storage.
    Thanks all again for your comments.

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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Excellent Gray, I'm always gob smacked by your amazing talent.

    Stygg

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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Thank you for those very kind words, stygg. It's a fun way to waste a little spare time.

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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Quote Originally Posted by stygg2003 View Post
    Excellent Gray, I'm always gob smacked by your amazing talent.

    Stygg
    Me too!
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    Default Re: Short Brother's Biplane

    Thank you my friend.

 

 

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