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Monitor vs Warrior by RadoJavor Monitor vs Warrior by RadoJavor
I like to think about history and alternative history also. This is a vision of different historical line. British empire is intervening in American civil war on the side of Confederation. The first ironclads in the world fight against each other. The biggest ships in the world at time British HMS Warrior and Black Prince against smaller heavy armored American Monitors. I've read many articles about this fictional battle, still its not clear which ship can win.
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AlyssaFaden Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Artist
Can we see this one available as a print?
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meowjar Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Wow this whole war reminds me of my war, when the Confederacy was winning control of the Union from 1863, to 1872, until France and England intervened, on the side of the Union. The British Empire helped repel the Sough in Michigan, the Union's last state in Continental America, while the French Empire invaded and liberated New York City. The war instead of ending in 1865, in my alternate version ended in the year 1883, all because of the Confederacy's victory at Gettysburg.

Also in the Alternate war, the Americans were getting far ahead in war technology, and have also established Bolt Action rifles, Railway Cannons, Steam powered wagons which required no horses, hand cranked Machine Guns, mines, Submarines, and even a man made helicopter that was cranked by feet, and could be held by 2 people, one to fire at the enemy down below while another steered the vehicle. It was made first in 1871, by the Union, in a strong attempt to recon the Midwest at the time.
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zhizhen24 Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
awesome !!!!excellent work .. !!
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1Wyrmshadow1 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
In an engagement like this... ramming the Monitor would be the best bet. 
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Wankers-Cramp Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014
This would be good for a new Total War Game.
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nikolai60 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
In open seas the Monitor would be doomed because she was so low, however, in a harbor the Monitor possessed superior armor and presented a smaller target than the Warrior and Black Prince, and if allowed to use her 15 inch Dahlgrens at full powder load would easily rip holes in the British ships. The British ships, as they were historically equipped, would have significant trouble penetrating 8 inch layered plate with their much lighter armament, though if allowed heavier guns, instead of attempting to show off the less reliable breech-loading ones, their large number of broadside guns may have been able to tear apart the Monitor.
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EbolaRocks08 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Seeing as the United States had no ocean-going ironclads, and the United Kingdom had about seven at the time, I would say that the Union would be doomed... At sea, at least >_>...

This is a truly wonderful painting. I always wondered what it would look like if the United Kingdom engaged the United States in combat around this time.
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DarkAngel5252 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013
Damn you are so good ive been looking at all yuour pics and i just love em


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SvenLittkowski Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2013
In the real world, however, it was an undecided.   :-)
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Zektrannus25735 Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013  Student Writer
It likely would have ended in a draw, both ships running out of ammunition eventually, due to the problem most navies had with early ironclads. They could build and sail them, but no one knew how to sink one.
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