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Ark Royal by Philip West.


Ark Royal by Philip West.

HMS Ark Royal IV - Flagship of the Flag Officer Aircraft Carriers - a mobile airfield and a most impressive sight as she launches a Phantom from one of her catapults. She had a standard displacement of 43,000 tons, a beam of 168 feet, and was 846 feet long. Ships company numbered 2,570 and her Air Group consisted of Phantom Interceptors, Buccaneer strike and Gannet AEW aircraft together with Wessex SAR and Sea King ASW helicopters. She served her Nation and the Royal Navy for 23 years and sailed 800,000 miles of valuable service, finally being decommissioned in 1979.
Item Code : DHM2206Ark Royal by Philip West. - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Anson, Sir Edward
Hackett, E M
Cassidi, Desmond
Gedge, T J H
George, D R
Hobbs, David
Layard, Michael
Swales, Roy C
Wilkinson, Tom
+ Artist : Philip West


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Limited edition of 25 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Anson, Sir Edward
Hackett, E M
Cassidi, Desmond
Gedge, T J H
George, D R
Hobbs, David
Layard, Michael
Swales, Roy C
Wilkinson, Tom
+ Artist : Philip West


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Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Anson, Sir Edward
Hackett, E M
Cassidi, Desmond
Gedge, T J H
George, D R
Hobbs, David
Layard, Michael
Swales, Roy C
Wilkinson, Tom
+ Artist : Philip West


Signature(s) value alone : £100
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PhantomThe McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II is a tandem two-seat, twin-engined, all-weather, long-range supersonic jet interceptor fighter/fighter-bomber produced for the U.S. Navy by Mcdonnell Douglas. It became a major part of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and American Air Force. The Phantom F-4 saw service with all American forces during the Vietnam war serving as a fighter and ground attack aircraft. The Phantom first saw service in 1960 but continued in service until the 1980s (being replaced by the F-15 and F-16 ) The last Phantoms saw service during the Gulf war in 1991 being used for reconnaissance. Other nations also used the Phantom to great success. The Israeli Air Force used them during various Arab-Israeli wars and the Phantom also saw service in the Iranian Air Force during the Iran Iraq War. Phantom production ran from 1958 to 1981, with a total of 5,195 built. The Royal Air Force and the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy flew versions based on the F-4. The British Phantoms were powered by Rolls Royce Spey engines and also received British avionics, under the names pf Phantom FG.1 and Phantom FGR.2. The last British Phantoms served with 74 Squadron until they were dispanded in 1992.

Aviation History Timeline : 17th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
17December1929A Jones-Williams, a WW1 Ace with 13.00 victories, died on this day
17December1940 of No.112 Sqn RAF shot down a SM79
17December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. G. Nightingale of 219 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1940British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. W. A. Sutcliffe of 610 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O P. O. D. Allcock of 229 Squadron, Died of wounds.
17December1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. E. Welch of 604 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1941Leutnant Franz Evers of 3./Fernaufklrungs-Gruppe 121 was awarded the Knight's Cross
17December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt J. H. Wedgewood of 253 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. H. Miller of 25 Squadron, was Killed.
17December1943Joachim Kirschner, a WW2 Ace with 188.00 victories, died on this day
17December1943Knight's Cross recipient Joachim Kirschner of 5./Jagdgeschwader 3 died on this day
17December1976Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O A. O'Connell of 264 Squadron, Passed away.
17December1986L Rochford, a WW1 Ace with 12.00 victories, died on this day
17December2007Knight's Cross recipient Johannes Hirn of Nahaufklrungs-Gruppe 32 died on this day

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