After the Great War, the world looked to the skies for the future. Soon, great numbers of aircraft crisscrossed the great blue horizons. With the great spans of sky these aircraft had to cross, they were vulnerable to air-pirates who frequently preyed on them by forcing them to crash or land and then steal their cargoes. To protect their shipping, nations raised air fleets. Pilots who were exceptional at flying were raised to Ace and given command of air wings. This is the story of those Aces.
About this creation
James Brown is a down-to-earth, good-natured, young man from the American Midwest who'd never flown before his grain carrier plane came under attack by pirates. Both pilots were killed, but he managed to not only avoid wrecking, but also evade the pirates. He modified a cropduster and uses his new-found skill to attack any pirates he came across. He has 17 kills to his credit.
John Donavan is a Yale man who used his personal savings to build a sleek interceptor that could take out anything the eastern pirates could bring up. He's crossed paths with Brown many times in the past, and he's become staunch allies with the dynamic young ace. They have helped each other many times when they have a common enemy. As a more experienced pilot, Donavan has also taught Brown many tricks. John's plane is the only one of the four with retractable landing gear. He has 23 kills to his credit.
From the frostbitten Northwest Territories comes Colonel Reginald Manchester. This undoubtedly strange aircraft is as dedicated to zeppelin, a favored Canadian pirate vessel, killing as Donavan's is to fighter killing. Using a tandem prop configuration, the propellers rotate in opposite directions to cancel the engine torque because the engine is off-center. Though mostly leaving the intercepting to his wingmen, he has surprised and defeated many an enemy who thought his craft incapable of dogfighting. He has only 7 kills, but bear in mind that zeppelins are much harder to kill than aircraft.
The only Soviet Ace of any reckoning, Peter Vozklovo has worked his way up from the ranks and is feared among the Asian pirates as a ruthless man who will stop at nothing to keep the cargo lanes free of pirates. Using a well balanced plane, he is able to effectively engage not only heavy, but light air resistence. He is the sworn enemy of many North American Aces because of his past actions in which he not only ordered, but took part in the destruction of a squadron of American and Canadian fighters who pursued pirates across the Bering Strait. He used the justification of mistaken identity, but many North American pilots believe he did it for the enjoyment. He is credited with an undisclosed number of kills.