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An Early Contender, Piaggio P-108

Vue Aviation posted on May 17, 2016
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The Piaggio P-108 was an Italian four-engined heavy bomber introduced in 1939 and entered into service with the Regia Aeronautica in 1941. With some interesting innovations in advanced wing design and armament, (notably remote controlled defensive gun turrets}, the P-108 was nevertheless plagued with engine reliability issues and generally poor flight handling. Some critics consider the aircraft to have exhibited some innovative ideas that were overly complex and questionably implemented. For instance, the aircraft was equipped with gun turrets on located on the outboard engine nacelles for rear defense that (arguably) really did not prove to be all that effective. The aircraft was design to be produced in four models including an airliner passenger model and a military transport version. The P-108 was the only four engine bomber fielded by the Regia Aeronautica during the war. Due to performance and maintenance issues, it's estimated that there were no more than seven or eight of these aircraft available at any one time. The p-108 was utilized by the Luftwaffe as troop transports till the end of the war. A very unique looking aircraft with it's stepped canopy and glazed cockpit and nose area and the outboard gun turrets. I decided to do this as a simple composition to highlight the striking nose design. Pedro Caparros has crafted this beautiful historical model and generously made it available for free at sharecg. Thank you Pedro! Nearly invisible crew: Epici low poly Enemy LW0R1 and Adh3d's versatile WW2 USAAF Pilot pack, both available here at Renderosity. Model posed in Poserpro2014, some retexture, composition, lighting, and render in Vue6Infinite, touchups in PS Cs3

Comments (12)


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3DClassics123456

10:41AM | Tue, 17 May 2016

Superb! To be honnest, I think that you are one of the best for this kind of renders!

steelrazer

11:27AM | Tue, 17 May 2016

High praise, indeed! Thank you very much.

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Maxidyne

10:54AM | Tue, 17 May 2016

Excellent scene Bill and a wonderful render of this model.

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T.Rex

12:13PM | Tue, 17 May 2016

Good job with the image. And thanks for the history. This seems to have been a very advanced design for the time. Keep up the good work! :-)

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Greywolf44

1:16PM | Tue, 17 May 2016

Just plain ole' good looking aviation art. Very cool aircraft by Pedro and shown-off by you in a wonderful in flight composition!!!

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Cyve

3:21PM | Tue, 17 May 2016

WOW... Just WOW !!!

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pcaparrosc

4:19PM | Tue, 17 May 2016

Simple but effective composition. I like it, as always. Thank you very much for the mention. To be honest I'm not entirely satisfied with this model (just I find something misshapen nose area and cockpit).

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London224

11:28AM | Wed, 18 May 2016

Interesting looking plane..don't know that I have ever seen it before..nice comp showing it off but then you are good at showing planes in the air realistically.

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UteBigSmile

2:51AM | Thu, 19 May 2016

Excellent looking work!

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iborg64

5:10AM | Thu, 19 May 2016

Fine looking render and aircraft

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Penters

10:21AM | Fri, 10 June 2016

Superbo!

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knupps

7:36AM | Wed, 06 July 2016

Looks amazing........

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JoeJarrah Online Now!

1:39PM | Sat, 09 July 2016

fascinating subject and excellent render


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