Austrian Yak-23s over the Alps

Yak-23 Austrian Alps

A pair of Yak-23s of the Air Force of the Democratic Republic of Austria in 1957

For the past five 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.

Tim made the model of the Yak-23 and conceived the idea that Austria was broken in half after World War II in a similar manner to Germany. Like some of the other images I have made for the project I cut out the model and imposed it on an image of the Alps. I then aged the image and for effect added a photo border.

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

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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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