First Japanese and Germans fly unusual new designs like the J7W Shinden and Do-335 Pfiel, then the US with the XP-55 Ascender, followed by the XP-56 Black Bullet (all actual WW2 Aircraft Prototypes), but most are canceled early in 1944 due to serious design problems. After these are a series of improved prototypes, leading to the XP-58 Stallion which first flies in late 1945. After a Japanese Shinden is captured during the battle of Iwo Jima, the US development teams were finally able to discover and correct the flaws in their own designs.
With the rise of these new designs in other Air Force Arsenals, the RAF in Britain is forced to respond with new concepts of their own. First to come is the Miles M-35 Dual wing aircraft, then Supermarine unveils it’s own unique design in 1944. Based around the distinctive Elliptical Wing of the Spitfire, it is hoped that the new Supermarine Skyfury Mk1 will give the RAF an edge over it’s Luftwafe counter-parts as the second Battle of Britain begins!
Like many historians (both amateurs like me and professionals) have long discussed and written about alternate what-ifs for the WW2 era. There have been a multitude of books, games and even movies based upon these ideas of alternate history. My designs are uniquely my own but are based on numerous prototype aircraft from the 1930's and 40's. Aircraft such as the Shinden, Ascender and Pfiel actually flew and were accepted for production but most were canceled due to wars end. I present these as an alternative "what-if" where designs like this made it into production in a war that didn't end in 1945. Look for additional products in this line coming soon!
Numerous conforming extras and over 50 ERC controls for the various parts of the aircraft to allow for maximum usability. Controls include some standard combat maneuvers as well as individual controls for the various moving parts on the aircraft. The model also features a fully detailed interior with working flight controls that are tied by ERC to the flight surfaces and moving parts of the aircraft.
Also included are Optional Weapons Sets, a Dummy Pilot, Crew Boarding Ladder, and conforming Prop-Blur effect figures.
Included conforming figure add-ons:
1 external "drop-tank" fuel tank is included. This "drop tank" conforms to the Skyfury and is individually pose able so that the user can make it fall away and tumble as it drops, with ERC Controls for ease of use.
1 set of conforming Seaplane Floats for Naval reconnaissance use, with ERC controlled rudder for steering. DAZ Studio users can take advantage of the conforming items capabilities to steer the rudder of the floats by using the controls dials on the parent aircraft (when you use the steering dials on the Skyfury, the rudder of the floats will steer with the rudders of the aircraft when conformed)!
1 set of conforming "prop-blur" effects props for the propellers of the aircraft to give a sense of motion in flight.
1 Conforming "dummy" pilot figure (this figure is non-pose-able and doesn't not contain any joints or bones, it is also low poly but is provided so that you can have a crew in the aircraft for your renders without needing to use the fully rigged figures)
Original model by, and acquired, from Chris Schell, and now owned by VanishingPoint.
Software: Poser 6+