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Tiger's Revenge

by Ronnie Olsthoorn



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Last year I was commissioned by Peter Randall of the Little Friends website to do an artwork for Bill "Tiger" Lyons. Some of you may know him from the History Channel program Battle Stations, about the P-51 Mustang.

Lt. William S. Lyons was a Mustang pilot of the 357th FS/355th FG, flying from Steeple Morden. "Tiger" Lyons claimed two Me 109s destroyed and one Me 262 damaged. On The last two occasions he was flying his personal aircraft "Tiger's Revenge".


The artwork depicts the event of 9 February 1945, when "Tiger" Lyons has just turned the tables on his attacker for his second kill of the war. As his P-51D "Tiger's Revenge" eases out of the dive, his mortally wounded victim steepens his.

Please have a listen to the audio file below for a more detailed description of the air battle. It is a compilation of fragments from a long telephone interview I had with Mr Lyons, while I was working out the details of the artwork. You'll hear him talk in great detail about the encounter with a lone German fighter, which nearly cost him dear.

Click the banner above to listen to Bill "Tiger" Lyons account of this air battle

For those who want to learn more about the artwork, I would like to direct you to my website which has an animation of the build-up of the image.



The final artwork was handed to Bill Lyons at the 355th FG reunion in Philadelphia, in October 2006.


Prints of "Tiger's Revenge" are available through www.DigitalAviationArt.com.

More of  Ronnie's 3D virtual models may be seen at his website -  www.skyraider3d.com

Model, Images and Text Copyright 2007 by Ronnie Olsthoorn
Page Created 27 February, 2007
Last Updated 04 June, 2007

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