Lightnings Port & Starboard

English Electric Lightning port and starboard Knox class

A pair of Royal Auxiliary Air Force Lightnings perform a low level diplomatic pass over an American ship in the Irish Sea.

For the past four years I have been heavily involved in a project called The Empire’s Twilight which is an alternate history project started by a mate of mine named Tim Morley. Tim was looking for a backstory to his many “What if” models and together along with a few others we hammered out an entire alternate history where the British Empire survived World War II under the guise of the New Commonwealth and was essentially a third party in the Cold War. This ultimately leads to a nuclear war in 1991.

This time, instead of using some of Tim’s models I used real photos of Lightnings and blended them in to the image of the Knox-class destroyer. Again I then dirtied the image to give the impression of age in the photograph.

If you would like to know more about The Empire’s Twilight you can check out the Facebook page or read the Wikia.


Author: Tony Wilkins

When Man entered the atomic age, he opened a door into a new world. What we’ll eventually find in that new world, nobody can predict.

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