Here we see one of the Caudron bombers after landing. Usually with World War I aircraft its always about airships and fighters, bombers tend to get ignored, so I’m happy to give the spotlight to one. I used pictures I took at the Smithsonian Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center for reference. To give the aircraft some personality there are a few patches holes in the port engine.

I wasn’t sure how people would take being introduced to the main character after she’d just participated in something that would now be illegal. But I felt it was era appropriate and it’s that it was okay then that made me want to use it. I think the last panel, when combined with that, also shows just why she is the way she is later on. Also note her age, she is the bottom of the barrel for manpower and shows how bad this war has gotten.