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Stirlings Outward Bound by Robert Taylor.


Stirlings Outward Bound by Robert Taylor.

The Short Stirling was the RAFs first four-engined bomber but was handicapped by a low operational ceiling. Thus, Stirling crews spent much of their time flying through the flak rather than above flak. However, the Stirling possessed a strong, highly complex design that gained it a reputation as a pilots aircraft to fly; it was relatively agile for a big bomber. While flying the Stirling, Mahaddie had been attacked by a Ju88 nightfighter. After evading the attack, he managed to bring the aircraft home and subsequent inspection of the aircraft revealed 174 cannon shell holes. Mahaddie appropriately named that particular aircraft C for Colander. These Stirlings were part of No.7 Sqn RAF Pathfinders, based at RAF Oakington in Cambridgeshire throughout the war.
Item Code : DHM2696Stirlings Outward Bound by Robert Taylor. - This Edition
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PRINT Limited edition of 1500 prints, with no artist signature.

Last 3 copies of this sold out edition, published in 1983.
Paper size 20 inches x 14 inches (51cm x 36cm) Mahaddie, Hamish

Signature(s) value alone : £70
£120.00

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StirlingThe Royal Air Force's first four engined monoplane Bomber, the Short Stirling first flew in May 1939 and entered front line service in August 1940 with no. 7 squadron. Due to its poor operational ceiling the aircraft sustained heavy losses and by mid 1942 the Stirling was beginning to be replaced by the Lancaster. Improved versions of the Short Stirling were built for Glider towing, paratroopers and heavy transport. also from 1943 many of the Stirling's were used for mine laying. A total of 2381 Stirling's were built for the Royal air Force and from this total 641 Stirling bombers were lost to enemy action. Crew 7 or 8: Speed: 260 mph (MK1) 275mph (MKIII) and 280mph (MKV)Service ceiling 17,000 feet Range: 2330 miles. (MK1) 2010 miles (MKIII) and 3,000 miles (MKV) Armament: two .303 Vickers machine guns. in nose turret, two .303 in browning machine guns in dorsal turret , Four .303 Browning machine guns in tail turret. Bomb Load 14,000 Lbs Engines: four 1150 Hp Bristol Hercules II (MK1) four 1650 hp Bristol Hercules XVI (MK111 and MKV)

Aviation History Timeline : 20th February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
20February1941Flight Lieutenant L G Schwab of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flight Lieutenant R J Abrahams of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Flying Officer Edwin Thomas Banks of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. Mcadam of 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. R. A. Angus of 611 & 41 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O E. R. Pilch of 302 Squadron, was Killed.
20February1941Pilot Officer Henry W Harrison of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1941Pilot Officer Jack Lawson Groves of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a G50
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1944 Robert Johnson of 56th Fighter Group, 61st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me110
20February1945Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt V. B. Corbett of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
20February1977C Venter, a WW1 Ace with 22.00 victories, died on this day
20February1995Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O J. K. AFC Quill of 65 Squadron, Passed away.
20February2011Colonel Bob Goebel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
20February2011Robert Goebel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day

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