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Offline JP Vieira

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Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« on: August 03, 2012, 04:01:32 AM »
The New Pirates 1930

Following the Great depression, the world emerged as a very different place.
Central authority was weakened in some places and in other strengthened.
Some countries were divided in a myriad of small political entities and other countries were agglomerated in true empires.
The breakdown of authority made many places unsafe for land trade and transportation; the result was an increase of air activity.
Air vehicles of all kinds (from balloons, to dirigibles and airplanes) started to take on many of the tasks and roles performed early by land vehicles.
With the breakdown of law in many places and the disregard of international treaties and obligations (even by the major political entities), the stage was set for the advent of all type of forms of “gaining” commodities and money.
With the “move up” of transportation and with the breakdown of law, one of the consequences of these changes was the recrudescence of piracy, namely air piracy
One new aspect of these new pirates, compared to their 16th to 18th century counterparts was logically the use of new “tools”, foremost the airplane and all kind of modern vehicles and weapons.
Air Piracy was both a private and a “state” (whatever the size and legitimacy of these “states”) sponsored and practiced activity.
Although the new pirates used new technologies, their overall presentation and tactics remained much the same as their forerunners of earlier centuries.
 To be continued...
« Last Edit: August 04, 2012, 05:36:37 PM by JP Vieira »

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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 05:36:20 PM »
Air to sea Pirates

Although the new era of piracy brought about a new form of piracy (air to air piracy) other forms of piracy still existed.
One of those was the so called air-to-sea piracy in which pirates used flying machines to predate on the sea lanes.
Usually the air to sea pirates used a long-range and armed flying-boat to locate and then attack commercial ships.
The flying boat then landed near the disable commercial vessel and initiated the risky boarding.
After taking over the boat, the air pirates either navigate away the commercial ship or transfer their cargo to their own ships, aircraft or even other machines (like ekranoplanes) and made a swift departure.

Here we see one of those flying boats performing a pass over the commercial boat after some gun strafing.


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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 06:31:52 PM »
Woah that's wicked!

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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2012, 03:32:17 AM »
Arrr!! It does me peg leg good to be see'n such fine tales of debauchery...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2012, 11:38:31 PM »
Arrr, be much obliged, sires
From thy sayings, yer’re surely cultivated gentlemen appreciatin' th' fine arts.
Be sure t' expect more stories o' debauchery and horror accompanyin' by th' proper drawings.

Now, fast to th' devilish machine called computerr to produce new debaucherie stories 'n paintin's. Arrr

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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2012, 03:24:09 AM »
One inspired by this is "in build".... >:D >:D

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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2012, 04:35:50 AM »
Arrr! That’s excellent news fer me hears.
You be surely a fine gentleman fer choosin' th' theme o' air seafarin' heartys; a them only th' finest gentlemen appreciate.
Of course any derivation o' work must pay a wee contribution: ye be havin' th' choice o' pay 't without any fuss or, th' way I prefer, t' make me board yer ship an' take 't myself
Arrr!

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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« Reply #7 on: August 22, 2012, 08:54:40 PM »
Aaaarrrr, mateys, got this picture m'hearties of this scalleywag pirate attacker.
It be "in build"....aaarrrr  :icon_fsm: :icon_fsm:

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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 08:56:50 PM »
My brain be frizzled from too much sun n' rum, mateys...I be 'avin' posted thie 'ere picture before....soI@ll be takin' a pic of the model, scurvey knaves....

aaarrr!!

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2012, 07:34:32 PM »
Arr, You be surely addled.
Not only did ye make such an affore one but ye had th' audacity t' done 't again.
Although I appreciate yer courage, such a vile act cannot go unpunished; prepare t' keel haul th' plant.
Of course all yer possessions be passin' t' me hand now, includin' yer precious aircraft pictures an' plans; they be much apreciated t' produce some o' me one
Arr

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« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2012, 02:35:42 AM »
Arrrrrr....

it be primed w' gallons o' rum,mateys.... :icon_fsm:

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« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2012, 03:41:57 PM »
Painting and completion today......must prime the skull too. ;)

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Re: Air Pirates 1930-1955 - Air to sea Pirates
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2012, 02:53:21 AM »
Aaaaarrr, I be walkin' t'plank later yer scurvyknaves 'cause I be late, aaaarrrrrr!!!

Be finished on the next tide aaarrrr >:D >:D :icon_twisted: :icon_twisted: