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Friday, February 06, 2015

WW II Millenium Falcon, Sort Of

I can't call this an inspirational photograph, well, of course, nothing Nazi can be inspirational, but it's generally an interesting reference. This is a Blohm & Voss BV 141, a World War II Nazi German tactical reconnaissance aircraft, notable for its uncommon structural asymmetry, which reminded me of the Millenium Falcon a little. (images via Gizmodo and Google image search)


  1. It may be Nazi but it is still a cool bit of engineering.

  2. You might be interested in looking up pictures of the Bartini Beriev VVA-14, and the Bell X-14b. Both are very unique designs that you might find make cool reference photos :) Your art is amazing as ever, by the way!