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These illustrations depict aviation subjects with an emphasis on airships.

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This painting is an accurate portrayal of the only (officially) acknowledged battle between a US Navy airship and a German U-Boat. On July 18, 1943, the US Naval Blimp K-74 attacked and damaged the German U-Boat U-134 off the Florida straits and saved nearby merchant ships from probable sinking. The K-74 was shot down with the loss of its bombardier. The German U-Boat, its diving tanks badly damaged by the K-74's attack, was forced to limp across the Atlantic for its home base. It was discovered, bombed and sunk by allied aircraft 30 days later.
K-74 vs. U-134
This conceptual illustration for the proposed film, "ZRS " answers the question, "What if flying carrier rigid airships had been operating in the Pacific Theater during WWII?"
     This painting shows the large rigid airship "Long Island" as it attempts to fend off an attack from a Japanese "Betty" bomber with the aid of its scout planes launched from its own on-board carrier deck. P-77 fighters and Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers, specially adapted for take offs and landings aboard the large airship, swarm around it protectively.
ZRS Conceptual Illustration
This is the art for the the DVD "Airships Fight a Cold War", a chapter in the Airship History Series. The painting shows a USN type ZPG-2 airship in the 1950s equipped with radar and flying over the ice at the north pole while a Russian nuclear sub hides beneath the frozen stalactites under the ice.
Airships Fight a Cold War
What if flying carrier rigid airships had been operating in the Pacific Theater during WWII? This poster is for a movie concept based on the book by Rowan Partridge. The plot posits an alternate history where the large rigid airship aircraft carriers that existed in the 1930s had continued to be developed and used as scouts in the Pacific in December 1941. How might history have been different?

The K-25 Sinks a U-Boat

Mars Rover
Oil, 18" W X 24" H

This illustrated a story about a virtual reality trip into orbit around Earth. The subjects were actually safely seated in a theater, despite the very convincing evidence to the contrary.
Armchair Astronauts