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.