Night Intruder by Robert Taylor.
A colourful painting depicting a Mosquito, the fastest Allied aircraft and perhaps the most versatile of all to fly in World War II, dodging between the flak and searchlights on a low-level night attack.
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|Item Code : DHM2157||Night Intruder by Robert Taylor. - This Edition|
|PRINT||Signed limited edition of 1500 prints. |
Last 40 copies of this sold out edition.
Great value : Value of signatures exceeds price of item!
|Paper size 20 inches x 14 inches (51cm x 36cm)|| Cunningham, John |
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
Signature(s) value alone : £70
|Now : £60.00|
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|The Aircraft :|
|Mosquito||Used as a night fighter, fighter bomber, bomber and Photo-reconnaissance, with a crew of two, Maximum speed was 425 mph, at 30,300 feet, 380mph at 17,000ft. and a ceiling of 36,000feet, maximum range 3,500 miles. the Mosquito was armed with four 20mm Hospano cannon in belly and four .303 inch browning machine guns in nose. Coastal strike aircraft had eight 3-inch Rockets under the wings, and one 57mm shell gun in belly. The Mossie at it was known made its first flight on 25th November 1940, and the mosquito made its first operational flight for the Royal Air Force as a reconnaissance unit based at Benson. In early 1942, a modified version (mark II) operated as a night fighter with 157 and 23 squadron's. In April 1943 the first De Haviland Mosquito saw service in the Far east and in 1944 The Mosquito was used at Coastal Command in its strike wings. Bomber Commands offensive against Germany saw many Mosquitos, used as photo Reconnaissance aircraft, Fighter Escorts, and Path Finders. The Mosquito stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1955. and a total of 7781 mosquito's were built.|
|Aviation History Timeline : 13th December|
|13||December||1918||Julius Fichter, a WW1 Ace with 6.00 victories, died on this day|
|13||December||1940||British Battle of Britain pilot, (F.A.A.) Lt. G. F. Russell of 804 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1940||British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. H. Pettet of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1940||British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O J. D. Dodd of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1940||British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. W. Walmsly of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1940||British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. J. S. Hamilton of 248 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O H. J. Jeffcoat of 236 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1941||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. P. A. Dale of 141 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1942||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. B. J. E. DFC Lane of 19 Squadron, was Killed.|
|13||December||1969||Viktor Bauer, a WW2 Ace with 106.00 victories, died on this day|
|13||December||2000||Air Vice Marshal Sandy Johnstone CB DFC AE DL, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day|
|13||December||2000||Former British Battle of Britain pilot, S/Ldr. A. V. R. Johnstone DFC of 602 Squadron, Passed away.|
|13||December||2004||Franz-Josef Beerenbrock, a WW2 Ace with 117.00 victories, died on this day|
|13||December||2004||Franz-Josef Beerenbrock, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day|
|13||December||2004||Knight's Cross recipient Franz-Josef Beerenbrock of 10./Jagdgeschwader 51 died on this day|