"The Watched Watching the Watcher" by steelrazer ()
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Rob's post and info on the Lightning and it's stats as an interceptor brought to mind this familiar scene. We are paranoid to a tee...an ever escalating spiral of fear that our enemy will do what we might in their place... with the same sentiment and reasoning on the other side...phew. Anyway...makes a great classic pic of a commonplace event.
Tu-95 Bear: free on Sketchup Warehouse by mandun and tweaked for this render by myself
Lightning: Free from Neiwil on sharecg.com
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Thanks for your kind comments everyone. I had to comment on T.Rex's comment about the photo inspiration. I originally had Phantoms in place of the BAC Lightnings, and just set it up as a generic shot. This was a very commonplace incident and there are some terrific stories surrounding them out there. When I saw Rob's Lightning render, I thought I would replace the Phantoms with Neil's Lightning. After reading T.Rex's comment I looked up the photo or one like it.I was pretty amazed ...the render could not have turned out better if I had seen the pic that T.Rex referenced before I set up the render. I probably spent most of my efforts tweaking the bare metal stuff.
Lightnings.. My Fave Jet aircraft of all time.. It was built as a 'Point defense' Fighter.. As you can see looking at this, it's weapons were those two missiles, and it carried cannon on some Marks.. The engines were HUGE!! Massively powerful, front to back on top of each other, with a man on top.. Fuel, very little (the bulge and little more else where..) The idea was, it got from standing to very VERY high altitude in literally seconds.. Then was refueled, Max cruised to attack and basically glided home.. Yep it was that hit and miss, but the plan was hit them while over the North Sea.. Not over the UK.. Huge comment sorry.. Can you tell I love this aircraft? lol EXCELLENT.. Another is always nice! They look good in their QRH's (Quick Reaction Hangers) at night... Floodlights etc.. Well done Bill.. Rob