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A pic from arround april or so :)
PSCS/Bamboo/7hours/Music: Aces high - Iron maiden (loooove this song)

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Manfred Albrecht Freiherr von Richthofen (2 May 1892 – 21 April 1918) was a German fighter pilot known as the "Red Baron". He was the most successful flying ace of the Imperial German Army Air Service (Luftstreitkräfte) during World War I, being officially credited with 80 confirmed air combat victories. Richthofen was a member of an aristocratic family with many famous relatives.

Freiherr (literally "Free Lord") is not a given name but a German aristocratic title, equivalent to a baron in other countries and the origin of Richthofen's most famous nickname: "The Red Baron". Red was the color of his plane. The German translation of Red Baron is De-der_Rote_Baron.ogg "der Rote Baron". Richthofen is today known by this nickname even in Germany, although during his lifetime he was more often described in German as Der Rote Kampfflieger, (variously translated as the The Red Battle Flyer or The Red Fighter Pilot). This name was used as the title of Richthofen's 1917 "autobiography."

Richthofen's other nicknames include "Le Diable Rouge" ("Red Devil") or "Le Petit Rouge" ("Little Red") in French, and the "Red Knight" in English.

Richthofen was killed just after 11 a.m. on 21 April 1918, while flying over Morlancourt Ridge, near the Somme River.
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Clonetrooper21 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe it or not, the German High Command in WWI tried to convince him to leave the front lines. This was because High Command thought that his death on the battlefield would inflict terrible damage to the morale on the home front. And he refused, because he felt that it isn't worth it to protect his life while the German soldiers fighting on the front lines were dying. 
Onerom4728 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
This guy was so epic, that even he was the final boss in a videogame about old airplane fights, i forgot his name.
Richtoffen88 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015
Impresionante, es usted un maestro. Además el barón rojo es uno de mis personajes históricos preferidos.
Gingine Featured By Owner May 12, 2014
Wach out snoopy and arthur roy brown the red baron is back for you
DrKaleidoscope Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Watch out Snoopy!!!!!!
MissSparkle1 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013
I heard one time he shot someone down and then took them for dinner before they were sent as a prisoner or war.
thedoraemons7 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Yay! The Red Baron!
sergiothewolf Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
this guy is one of my heroes, thank you for drawing him
JaqErant92 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great job on this! :D
bloodking30 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the pic. The red baron the flying crcius
GGX-444 Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
nice done
EmiyaForjadeHierro Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
No esperaba un dibujo del Barón Rojo pero te quedo muy bien.
CrossPhantoka Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Hildugard Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Student Artist
Was'nt he taken out by a coward sniper from the ground?.
JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
Actually he was shot down by a Canadian pilot named Brown. Brown bounced Richthofen from above, the Baron's own favorite tactic. There is some debate, however, on whether it was actually the Baron . . . On that note, it is worth mentioning that he didn't just fly a red plane. Richthofen actually led a "flying circus," or squadron, of aircraft. His favorite was a red Fokker Dr.1 triplane. If memory serves, other members of the squadron also had red triplanes.
WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013
I know this post is from 2 years ago, but actually the Red Baron's wounds (bullet trace from right armpit to the left side of chest) suggested that he was brought down by fire from below, most likely from anti-aircraft machine gun. Not from a sniper, of course, but a very dodgy shot that hit him just in right place in right time - had it went slightly lower or higher, Red Baron could have survived, even if taken prisoner.
NivekVonBeldo Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
This one is simple amazing(Char looks here your ancestor)
Suppan Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Great portrayal of a hero worth honoring!
Coolguy92 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
Wow this is awesome, He is a true German legend =D
JasonWolfe Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
"Eighty men died
trying to end that spree
of the bloody Red Baron
of Germany"
Snoopy Versus the Red Baron
by The Royal Guardsmen

Eighty confirmed kills. Richthofen held the record until WWII. Even then, it was a German who held the record in Europe.
Wehrmacht90 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014  Professional General Artist
In WWII Germany had yet another record fighter pilot, Erich Hartmann!
WolfgangMax Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool! xD
Erknen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
kkht311 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2011
Excellent artwork.

SerranoArt Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011
The more I look through your gallery, the better it gets!!
Aircmbat88 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011
NeroKuro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Imagine that I'm in a class of its descendant. I love your style if I prefer the mem traditional
NeroKuro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Imagine that I'm in a class of its descendant. I love your style if I prefer the mem traditional
NeroKuro Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2011  Professional General Artist
Imagine that I'm in a class of its descendant. I love your style if I prefer the mem traditional
Saphiera12 Featured By Owner May 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love this picture with the blur and colors ;)
Thundasteel Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011   Writer
Excellent picture, by far the best one of the Red Baron i have ever seen \m/!!!!
JezzKitty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful piece. The young man was so brave, heck, they all were, but his legend is beyond inspiring - and this comes from a British citizen.

But lol, love the manic take on him right here, love the angle, perspective and all the detail and action happening here. Well worth the fav! Great job!
mdude009 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011
he may have been a regular sized and level headed, as well as a very respectable man, but I do love the way you portrait him as a massive, insane beast (by beast I mean a large terrifying man, not a actual animal).
Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
This guy is in the book of the most bada** people in history!
D4rkG0th Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011
Awsome! and the maiden's song was the best for this one.
ironbacteria Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Me encantan los colores de este
wintersnowflurries Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Amazing picture.
xotz Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Great painting!
DarkOmen94 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
The Red Baron looks more like the Red Deamon
Ryoishen Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist

dicen que se sigue apareciendo su avión fantasma surcando por el cielo
Oakmace Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
he was killed by a Canadian pilot from Manitoba home province woot woot
creativsis Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, especially all those details, but I am not fond of the facial expression. It seems I have a different view on him.

Anyways, very well done!
Werewolves-are-free Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
There was a movie about him I learned alot about him too I really like him and his ideals.
WormWoodTheStar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
You mean the "Red Baron"? Oh, I heard it's not very good. Especialy the love plot, if I recall the reviews. Richthofen never had a woman he loved, or if he had, he took her name to the grave. You'd better read "Jadg In Flanders Himmel" (it's titled "Hunting with Richthofen" in English, but it should be "Hunt in the Flander Sky") by Karl Bodenschatz, one of the men from Richthofen squadron. The part depicting Richthofen's disappearance after he was shot down was the most touching piece of book I've ever read.
Werewolves-are-free Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
sounds good. I know the movie had a lot of guess work. Any way I'll look for the book.
diversdream Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
very well done

the AWM in Canberra Australia has many of the Red Barron's items found on him when he crashed which were later recovered by the AIF Troops in that zone including his fur lined flying boots and the machine guns from off the fokker, they also have a very detailed and respectful display on this 'ace of aces' at the war memorial.

a little bit of a did u know -

1) the Funeral Service of the Barron was done by the Australian Army and the honor guard was all made up of AIF or AFC members and that while the RFC was invited they declined to attend.
The firing party over his resting place was all made up of AIF Troops from the Machine Gun Core of the AIF.

2) the Barron has now been conclusively proven to have been brought down not by Roy Brown who is credited with his destruction by the RFC/RAF but in fact by a Australian Machine Gunner Cedric Popkin who shot at the triplane using his vickers machine gun while the aircraft was at a very low altitude.

The well known aviation author Norman Franks of England also agrees with this and has been among many fighting to have the 'quite unassuming Australian AA Gunner' given the credit he deserves officially something both the RAF and RCAF (Roy Brown was a Canadian) have been fighting tooth and nail to prevent.

stephen aussie.
CommissarZach Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work! I love history so this is an instant fave!
warhammerdude Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2010
his expression makes me think of Richtofen from nazi zombies.
great work by the way
OverLordRay Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Head towards the light galiant warrior your day has ended now let the way clear for the next.
Shafmaster Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wasn't the Luftwaffe founded based on von Richtofen's tactics? And fantastic work, by the way.
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