Original Warbird Drawings
by Ernie Young

Express your warbird enthusiasm with artwork for your garage, parlor, office or cave.

About the Artist

I am a retired Providence Fire Lieutenant now spending my days drawing vintage motorcycles and enjoying motorcycle adventures throughout the New England region. I really enjoy capturing the combination of form and function that these soul enriching machines deliver.

About the Artwork

I work in acrylic paint on canvas, berol colored pencils on paper as well as computer based graphics using Adobe Illustrator and a Wacom drawing tablet. Lately, I have been using my painting techniques on the computer by using the wacom pen instead of brush to draw strokes of color on the computer with Adobe Illustrator.

Please enjoy the work shown on these pages. If you have any questions, requests or comments, please send me an email at Ernyoung@mac.com

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Original Warbird Drawings by Ernie Young

Express your warbird enthusiasm with original artwork prints for your garage, parlor, office or cave.


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If you are not happy with your order, for any reason, return your purchase and your payment will be refunded within seven days of receiving the returned item. -Ernie Young

Last Updated November 26th, 2013

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Solution Graphics

North American Aviation P-51D-25NA Mustang #44-73287
8x10 print $14
from the original colored pencil drawing by Ernie Young

the text "www.WarBirdArtist.com" does not appear on actual prints
44-73287's Service:
From P-51 Mustang Survivors
April 1945
8th AF European Theater WWII
July 1945
20th FBW, Olmstead AFB, Shaw AFB
4126th BU San Bernardino CA, 188th FS NM ANG
188th FIS, 4750th UB Yuma AZ
165th FS KY ANG

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The North American Aviation P-51 Mustang was a long-range single-seat World War II fighter aircraft. Designed and built in just 117 days, the Mustang first flew in Royal Air Force (RAF) service as a fighter-bomber and reconnaissance aircraft before conversion to a bomber escort, employed in raids over Germany, helping ensure Allied air superiority from early 1944.[2] The P-51 was in service with Allied air forces in Europe and also saw limited service against the Japanese in the Pacific War. The Mustang began the Korean War as the United Nations' main fighter, but was relegated to a ground attack role when superseded by jet fighters early in the conflict. Nevertheless, it remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s.
As well as being economical to produce, the Mustang was a fast, well-made, and highly durable aircraft. The definitive version, the P-51D, was powered by the Packard V-1650, a two-stage two-speed supercharged version of the legendary Rolls-Royce Merlin engine, and was armed with six .50 caliber (12.7 mm) M2 Browning machine guns."
(P-51 Mustang - Wikipedia)

German, Junkers, JU 87, Dive Bomber
8x10 print $14
from the original acrylic on canvas painting by Ernie Young

the text "www.WarBirdArtist.com" does not appear on actual prints

The Junkers Ju 87
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"The Junkers Ju 87 or Stuka (from Sturzkampfflugzeug, "dive bomber") was a two-seat (pilot and rear gunner) German ground-attack aircraft. Designed by Hermann Pohlmann, the Stuka first flew in 1935 and made its combat debut in 1936 as part of the Luftwaffe's Condor Legion during the Spanish Civil War.
The aircraft was easily recognizable by its inverted gull wings, fixed spatted undercarriage and its infamous Jericho-Trompete ("Jericho Trumpet") wailing siren, becoming the propaganda symbol of German air power and the "Blitzkrieg" victories of 1939-1942. The Stuka's design included several innovative features, including automatic pull-up dive brakes under both wings to ensure that the plane recovered from its attack dive even if the pilot blacked out from the high acceleration. Although sturdy, accurate, and very effective, the Ju 87 was vulnerable to modern fighter aircraft, like many other dive bombers of the war. Its flaws became apparent during the Battle of Britain; poor maneuverability, lack of speed and defensive armament meant that the Stuka required a fighter escort to operate effectively.
The Stuka operated with further success after the Battle of Britain, and its potency as a precision ground-attack aircraft became valuable to the German war effort in the Balkans Campaign, the African and Mediterranean Theaters and the early stages of the Eastern Front campaigns where Allied fighter resistance was disorganized and in short supply. Once the Luftwaffe had lost air superiority on all fronts, the Ju 87 once again became an easy target for enemy fighter aircraft. In spite of this, because there was no better replacement, the type continued to be produced until 1944. By the end of the conflict, the Stuka had been largely replaced by ground-attack versions of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190, but was still in use until the last days of the war. An estimated 6,500 Ju 87s of all versions were built between 1936 and August 1944.
Oberst Hans-Ulrich Rudel was the most notable Stuka ace and was the most highly decorated German serviceman of the Second World War. He was the only person to receive the highest German military award, the Ritterkreuz mit Goldenem Eichenlaub, Schwertern und Brillanten, or the Knight's Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds in Gold, on 29 December 1944."
(Junkers Ju 87 - Wikipedia)

8x10 print $14
from the original colored pencil drawing by Ernie Young

the text "www.WarBirdArtist.com" does not appear on actual prints

The Curtiss P-40
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"The Curtiss P-40 was an American single-engine, single-seat, all-metal fighter and ground attack aircraft that first flew in 1938. It was used by the air forces of 28 nations, including those of most Allied powers during World War II, and remained in front line service until the end of the war. By November 1944, when production of the P-40 ceased, 13,738 had been built, all at Curtiss-Wright Corporation's main production facility at Buffalo, New York.
The P-40 design was a modification of the previous Curtiss P-36; this reduced development time and enabled a rapid entry into production and operational service.
Warhawk was the name the United States Army Air Corps adopted for all models, making it the official name in the United States for all P-40s. The British Commonwealth and Soviet air forces used the name Tomahawk for models equivalent to the P-40B and P-40C, and the name Kittyhawk for models equivalent to the P-40D and all later variants.
The P-40's lack of a two-stage supercharger made it inferior to Luftwaffe fighters such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 or the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 in high-altitude combat and it was rarely used in operations in Northwest Europe. Between 1941 and 1944, however, the P-40 played a critical role with Allied air forces in three major theaters: North Africa, the Southwest Pacific and China. It also had a significant role in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, Alaska and Italy. The P-40's high-altitude performance was not as critical in those theaters, where it served as an air supremacy fighter, bomber escort and fighter bomber.
P-40s first saw combat with the British Commonwealth squadrons of the Desert Air Force (DAF) in the Middle East and North African campaigns, during June 1941.[3][4] The Royal Air Force's No. 112 Squadron was among the first to operate Tomahawks, in North Africa, and the unit was the first to feature the "shark mouth" logo,[5] copying similar markings on some Luftwaffe Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin-engine fighters.[5] Inspired by 112 Squadron's usage of them in North Africa, and by the Luftwaffe's even earlier use of it, both via Allied wartime newspaper and magazine article images, the "shark mouth" logo's usage on the sides of the P-40's nose was most famously used on those used by the Flying Tigers in China.[6]
In theatres where high-altitude performance was less important, the P-40 proved an effective fighter. Although it gained a post-war reputation as a mediocre design, suitable only for close air support, more recent research including scrutiny of the records of individual Allied squadrons indicates that the P-40 performed surprisingly well as an air superiority fighter, at times suffering severe losses, but also taking a very heavy toll on enemy aircraft.[7] The P-40 offered the additional advantage of low cost, which kept it in production as a ground attack fighter long after it was obsolete in air superiority."
(Curtiss P-40 - Wikipedia)