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Ark Royal by Philip West (B)


Ark Royal by Philip West (B)

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.
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Item Code : DHM2206BArk Royal by Philip West (B) - This Edition
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PRINTLimited edition of 25 Museum edition prints.

SOLD OUT (May 2009)
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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Other editions of this item : Ark Royal by Philip West.DHM2206
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 400 prints. 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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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


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 : 18th December
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18December1941Feldwebel Gerhard Kppen of 7./Jagdgeschwader 52 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1941Hauptmann Theodor Triebe of 1./Flak-Regiment 7 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1941Oberleutnant Matthias Schwegler of I./Kampfgeschwader 51 was awarded the Knight's Cross
18December1944Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O D. M. Crook of 609 Squadron, was Killed.
18December1959Gerald Maxwell, a WW1 Ace with 21.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Hans Hahn, a WW2 Ace with 108.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Hans Rudel, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
18December1982Hans-Ulrich Rudel, a WW2 Ace with 11.00 victories, died on this day
18December1982Knight's Cross recipient Hans-Ulrich Rudel of 9./Sturzkampfgeschwader 2 died on this day
18December2007Lawrence ONeill, a WW2 Ace with 5.00 victories, died on this day
18December2008Air Commodore Peter Brothers CBE, DSO, DFC*, whose signature is on some of our aviation art, died on this day
18December2008Former British Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt. P. M. Brothers of 32 & 257 Squadrons, Passed away.
18December2008Peter Brothers, a WW2 Ace with 15.00 victories, died on this day

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