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AERODYNE 124 IN FOUR VIEW, USN by CUTANGUS AERODYNE 124 IN FOUR VIEW, USN by CUTANGUS
This is exactly the same aircraft Aerodyne 124 but dressed in U.S. Navy Service in late 50's.
Not as polemic nor politically incorrect than his German version, but less naturally designed in the U.S. One can assume, instead, that it was created in early fifties by a team of German engineers working in U.S. aircraft industry after Operations "Paperclip" and "Overcast" after the war, a fact that really did occur and that was highly crucial in understand the rapid technological developments that led, in a pair of decades, from biplanes to walk on the Moon.

This cannon-armed aircraft was created to be deployed in Navy ships of less displacement than big aircraft carriers, or in converted cruisers or hybrid ships.
I have special attraction to the then curious formula of hybrid carrier, led to the limit by Japanese Navy battleship class Ise. Today, in order to preserve scarce funds, navies tend to create hybrids in the form of "assault" ships with wet docks inside and flight deck an hangars to support air components; these ships, like the misnamed "Juan Carlos I" of Spanish Navy, can also be used as VTOL aircraft carrier in support of the fleet.
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SomeRandomMinion Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Reminds me of a Vertibird from the Fallout games.

FOR THE ENCLAVE!
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2012
I've seen some of your work in a collection you posted on photo sharing site. so I'm favorite this one too.
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Bispro Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Your Aerodyne 124 is stunning whichever angle you look and whatever country you decide to make it! My fave is the U.S. Navy blue... Can't get enough of it!
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edwardrigaud Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2011
I dig :-)
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Interesting, but if one of the rotor/propellers is shot off, down she goes!
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EricJ562 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Somehow I think of Felix the Cat (VF-31)
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JazzLizard Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome work here! Love the design.
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Apotheosi Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool design
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hoskins78 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work on the textures - these look superb! :D
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Very nice!
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