16 January 2015

Effective Range: 50 Yards

16" x 20", oil on wood panel, 2014

In one of the many documentaries I researched for my WWI painting project, I was quite taken by a WWI veteran's statement that the effective range for any dogfight was 50 yards, enabling you to actually see your enemy's face. It was a revelation to me that aerial combat was almost as hands-on as, and often fought at smaller distances than, ground combat.

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