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Roland Bee Beamont Hawker Typhoon Prints by David Pentland and Stan Stokes. - Airforce-Art.com

DHM0577B. A Buzz for Beamont by David Pentland. <p> Wing Commander Roland Beamont in his personal Tempest V, intercepted and downed his first V1 Buzzbomb on the night of June 22nd, 1944, over south east England. As Commander of 150 wing and others he went on to shoot down a total of 30 V1 flying bombs, 8 enemy aircraft and 35 locomotives destroyed plus one minesweeper sunk. <b><p>Signed by Flying Officer Kurt Taussig and Warrant Officer Jack Hodges DFC. <p>Taussig / Hodges signature edition of 300 prints from the signed limited edition of 1000 prints. <p>Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)
STK0136B. The Exterminator by Stan Stokes. <p> By mid-1941 it was clear that Hitlers plans to invade Britain were in disarray. The RAF had fought the Luftwaffe to a standoff, and many of Germanys top pilots had been killed or captured. Not willing to admit defeat in his campaign against Britain, Hitler approved the development of a pilotless terror weapon, the VF-1 Vergeltungswaffe (retaliation weapon). Designed by the Feiseler Company, the small pilotless Fi-103 was at times referred to in Britain as the doodlebug, buzz bomb, or farting fury. These flying bombs were inexpensive to build and were capable of carrying an 1870-pound warhead. The Fi-103  was powered by a ram-jet engine, and utilized three air driven gyroscopes to orient the aircraft. A rudimentary pre-set propeller device was utilized to determine when the VF-1 would land. Lacking the accuracy necessary to make it an effective weapon against military targets these doodlebugs were primarily targeted at large population centers. Therefore, they were primarily used as civilian terror weapons, and the RAF was given the assignment of providing the defense against these terror weapons. Early testing revealed many problems with the VF-1, and it was not until March 1944 that most of these problems had been worked out. The final VF-1 production models were capable of speeds in excess of 400 MPH . The high speed of the VF-1, coupled with its small size and large warhead, made it difficult for the RAF to shoot down these doodlebugs. The doodlebug had strong sheet steel skin which deflected machine gunfire, making it necessary to utilize cannon fire. Cannons had more than twice the range of machine guns, but the attacking fighters had to get in close to hit these small, fast targets. If the pilot got in too close the explosion of the VF-1s heavy warhead often disabled the attacking fighter. An alternative was to deflect the doodlebug by maneuvering alongside it, and then by executing a gentle banking maneuver, flip the VF-1, and disrupt its gyros. Generally, this caused the doodlebug to crash in an unpopulated area with little damage. Less than 10% of the buzz bombs were destroyed in this manner, and this technique was only utilized when the pilot had depleted his ammunition. One of the top buzz-bomb exterminators was Wing Commander Roland Beamont who destroyed 32 doodlebugs during his tour of duty. He flew the Tempest V with 150 Wing, which he commanded. The three squadrons of 150 Wing were credited with destroying 630 buzz bombs between June and August of 1944. The Hawker Tempest was the fastest interceptor available, and provided its pilots a highly stable platform for its four 20mm cannon. The Meteor, the RAFs first jet, was utilized briefly as a buzz bomb interceptor, but with only nine kills, it was withdrawn as being unsuitable for this purpose. As depicted in Stan Stokes painting appropriately entitled The Exterminator, Wing Commander Beamont is depicted flying his Tempest V through the debris created by a successful hit on a buzz bomb in July, 1944. The action takes place southeast of London over the tranquil English countryside. <b><p>Signed by RAF Wing Commander, Roland Beamont (deceased). <p> 225 prints from the signed limited edition of 4750 prints, with signature of Stan Stokes and pilot, and a remarque.<p>Image size 16 inches x 11.5 inches (41cm x 30cm)

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Roland Bee Beamont Hawker Typhoon Prints by David Pentland and Stan Stokes.

PCK1890. Roland Bee Beamont Hawker Typhoon Prints by David Pentland and Stan Stokes.

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DHM0577B. A Buzz for Beamont by David Pentland.

Wing Commander Roland Beamont in his personal Tempest V, intercepted and downed his first V1 Buzzbomb on the night of June 22nd, 1944, over south east England. As Commander of 150 wing and others he went on to shoot down a total of 30 V1 flying bombs, 8 enemy aircraft and 35 locomotives destroyed plus one minesweeper sunk.

Signed by Flying Officer Kurt Taussig and Warrant Officer Jack Hodges DFC.

Taussig / Hodges signature edition of 300 prints from the signed limited edition of 1000 prints.

Image size 17 inches x 12 inches (43cm x 31cm)


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STK0136B. The Exterminator by Stan Stokes.

By mid-1941 it was clear that Hitlers plans to invade Britain were in disarray. The RAF had fought the Luftwaffe to a standoff, and many of Germanys top pilots had been killed or captured. Not willing to admit defeat in his campaign against Britain, Hitler approved the development of a pilotless terror weapon, the VF-1 Vergeltungswaffe (retaliation weapon). Designed by the Feiseler Company, the small pilotless Fi-103 was at times referred to in Britain as the doodlebug, buzz bomb, or farting fury. These flying bombs were inexpensive to build and were capable of carrying an 1870-pound warhead. The Fi-103 was powered by a ram-jet engine, and utilized three air driven gyroscopes to orient the aircraft. A rudimentary pre-set propeller device was utilized to determine when the VF-1 would land. Lacking the accuracy necessary to make it an effective weapon against military targets these doodlebugs were primarily targeted at large population centers. Therefore, they were primarily used as civilian terror weapons, and the RAF was given the assignment of providing the defense against these terror weapons. Early testing revealed many problems with the VF-1, and it was not until March 1944 that most of these problems had been worked out. The final VF-1 production models were capable of speeds in excess of 400 MPH . The high speed of the VF-1, coupled with its small size and large warhead, made it difficult for the RAF to shoot down these doodlebugs. The doodlebug had strong sheet steel skin which deflected machine gunfire, making it necessary to utilize cannon fire. Cannons had more than twice the range of machine guns, but the attacking fighters had to get in close to hit these small, fast targets. If the pilot got in too close the explosion of the VF-1s heavy warhead often disabled the attacking fighter. An alternative was to deflect the doodlebug by maneuvering alongside it, and then by executing a gentle banking maneuver, flip the VF-1, and disrupt its gyros. Generally, this caused the doodlebug to crash in an unpopulated area with little damage. Less than 10% of the buzz bombs were destroyed in this manner, and this technique was only utilized when the pilot had depleted his ammunition. One of the top buzz-bomb exterminators was Wing Commander Roland Beamont who destroyed 32 doodlebugs during his tour of duty. He flew the Tempest V with 150 Wing, which he commanded. The three squadrons of 150 Wing were credited with destroying 630 buzz bombs between June and August of 1944. The Hawker Tempest was the fastest interceptor available, and provided its pilots a highly stable platform for its four 20mm cannon. The Meteor, the RAFs first jet, was utilized briefly as a buzz bomb interceptor, but with only nine kills, it was withdrawn as being unsuitable for this purpose. As depicted in Stan Stokes painting appropriately entitled The Exterminator, Wing Commander Beamont is depicted flying his Tempest V through the debris created by a successful hit on a buzz bomb in July, 1944. The action takes place southeast of London over the tranquil English countryside.

Signed by RAF Wing Commander, Roland Beamont (deceased).

225 prints from the signed limited edition of 4750 prints, with signature of Stan Stokes and pilot, and a remarque.

Image size 16 inches x 11.5 inches (41cm x 30cm)


Website Price: £ 180.00  

To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £239.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £59




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Aviation History Timeline : 21st February
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
21February1930Heinrich Kroll, a WW1 Ace with 30.00 victories, died on this day
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Sub Lt.T. V. Worrall of 111 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/O L. G. H. Kells of 29 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Gilders of 72 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. K. Brown of 242 Squadron, was Killed.
21February1941Hauptmann Edmund Daser of 1./Kampfgeschwader 40 was awarded the Knight's Cross
21February1945 Harold Whitmore of 339th Fighter Group, 361st Fighter Squadron shot down a Me262
21February1971James Knowles, a WW1 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994General Johannes Steinhoff, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1994Johannes Steinhoff, a WW2 Ace with 176.00 victories, died on this day
21February1994Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Steinhoff of 4./Jagdgeschwader 52 died on this day
21February1999Air Master Sergeant Eino Ilmari Juutilainen, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
21February1999Eino Juutilainen, a WW2 Ace with 94.17 victories, died on this day
21February2010Bob Doe, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day
21February2010Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O R. F. T. Doe of 234 & 238 Squadrons, Passed away.
21February2010Wing Commander Bob Doe, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day

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