Welcome to the Interwar Fighter Challenge. You are tasked with drawing a fighter, interceptor, or similar aircraft which entered service between November 1918 and December 1936. The aircraft may be employed by a nation of your choice, and countries from alternate universes are permitted. The formal requirements are listed below. They are relatively broad and should allows for some interesting variety. Technology advanced at a rapid pace during the timeframe of this challenge. Biplanes gave way monoplanes, aluminium displaced canvas, and engine power increased dramatically. Some concepts were more successful than others. Do not be afraid to explore those ideas which made sense at the time, but look a little odd in retrospect. Please read the challenge rules relating to submissions and drawings.
- Your submission must depict an aircraft which entered operational service between November 1918 and December 1936.
- The maximum power output of the aircraft's engine must not exceed 750 hp (559 kW).
- The primary role of the submitted design should be the destruction of enemy aircraft.
The challenge will run until the 12th of June, ending at 23:59 UTC-12 (International Date Line West).
- Each participant may submit up to three images.
- Every image must be an FD template modified to include the participant’s art. Templates which include a data sheet are allowed.
- No more than three views are allowed in each image.
- All views within a single image must depict the same aircraft at the same point in time.
- A textual description accompanying each submission is allowed, but not necessary.
- Off-topic posts will be reported to the relevant authorities.
- All drawings should be in FD scale.
A poll will be held after this date. Members of the Shipbucket community will have an opportunity to score, on a scale of 1 to 10, each submission in four categories:
- Drawing Quality - The overall quality of the drawing. One might consider detailing, shading, and accuracy.
- Design Realism - How realistic is the design presented? Any accompanying text may be considered.
- Originality - Does the submission present a new and unique design, or is it a copy of an existing one?
- Suitability - Does the design meet the requirements of the challenge?
Please attempt to provide an honest evaluation of each participant's submission. Some people put a lot of effort into these challenges, so avoid using a 1 when a higher score is more appropriate. Poll responses which favour a small group of entries with maximum scores in all categories and provide minimum scores to all other entries will be excluded from the final results.
When does the challenge end in my timezone?
A countdown can be found at this link, or you can consult the list below.
UTC-12: June 12, 23:59 (Official Deadline)
UTC-11: June 13, 00:59
UTC-10: June 13, 01:59 (Hawaii Standard Time)
UTC-9: June 13, 02:59
UTC-8: June 13, 03:59 (Pacific Standard Time)
UTC-7: June 13, 04:59 (Mountain Standard Time)
UTC-6: June 13, 05:59 (Central Standard Time)
UTC-5: June 13, 06:59 (Eastern Standard Time)
UTC-4: June 13, 07:59 (Atlantic Standard Time)
UTC-3: June 13, 08:59
UTC-2: June 13, 09:59
UTC-1: June 13, 10:59
UTC: June 13, 11:59 (Greenwhich Mean Time)
UTC+1: June 13, 12:59 (Central European Time)
UTC+2: June 13, 13:59 (Central European Summer Time)
UTC+3: June 13, 14:59
UTC+4: June 13, 15:59
UTC+5: June 13, 16:59
UTC+6: June 13, 17:59
UTC+7: June 13, 18:59
UTC+8: June 13, 19:59 (Australian Western Standard Time)
UTC+9: June 13, 20:59
UTC+10: June 13, 21:59 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
UTC+11: June 13, 22:59
UTC+12: June 13, 23:59 (New Zealand)
UTC+13: June 14, 00:59
UTC+14: June 14, 01:59 (Line Islands)