Classic Aviation Art

The Classic period centered around World War II, the era lasting from @1938 to the end of the war and transition to the cold war @1948. Aircraft went from toylike wonders to clean, powerful efficient machines and proliferated in such numbers that after the war there could be found few people on Earth who had never seen one. Airmen fought and won and died in skies over jungle, desert, mountains, vast swaths of monotous ocean, frozen tundra, and the hearts of civilization. It was a romantic era when aircraft and their aces were still considered the knights of the air.