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kido butai by joewight kido butai by joewight
pencil, ballpoint, Photoshop

I'm doing a historical comic book on Pearl Harbor at the moment. Here are the few pages so far. This is the heart of the Japanese strike force that launched the attack on the US fleet Dec 7.
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Halfwiccan Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
Guys, I know, it's sounds like I'm total idiot... But could anyone please tell me, how does airplanes take off, if there's another ship in front of the carrier? And how do they're langing? Or is it all about distance between the ships? Or do ships have different formation dufing take-offs and landings?
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Andy71754 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
they should have brouhgt the yamato if it wasnt still being constructed
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Tank50us Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I hate to necro this, but I must put my two cents in. Although the attack was aimed at crippling the US Pacific Fleet while at anchor, the Japanese were prepared for the possibility that the US caught on to them, and dispatched the fleet to meet them in open water. Throughout the rest of the war, the US would have similar formations centered around a powerful carrier force. The fact that the IJN still had devastating Battleships despite the loss of (most of) their carriers still made it apparent that if just one got through, the carriers would be finished. If my history is correct, the Yamato alone took over 200 planes aprx. 90min to finally sink.
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Keiichi-K1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2008
jeez, Japan, can we say "OVERKILL"?
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cdent11 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
and they all sank. some "overkill."
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fongsaunder Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2007  Hobbyist
Wow cool
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jailgurdnegative Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2007  Hobbyist
nice!!
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skatefreakab Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2006   Digital Artist
looks alot like the game navy field cool!
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robot-god Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
That's great. The war in the pacific is fascinating.
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pimphand Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Like that shot Joe, very nice. I really like the Subs in there. Alot of people would have left those out.
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