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Stirling - The Heavy Brigade by Keith Woodcock (B)


Stirling - The Heavy Brigade by Keith Woodcock (B)

The Royal Air Force Short Stirling used by bomber command during World War Two. This aircraft carries the code AA-K of No.75 Squadron.
Item Code : DHM2422BStirling - The Heavy Brigade by Keith Woodcock (B) - 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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PRINT Signed limited edition with extra aircrew signature.

Image size 12 inches x 6 inches (31cm x 15cm) Boards, Douglas
+ Artist : Keith Woodcock


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Other editions of this item : Stirling - The Heavy Brigade by Keith Woodcock.DHM2422
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 500 prints. Image size 12 inches x 6 inches (31cm x 15cm)Artist : Keith WoodcockAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£32.00VIEW EDITION...
Extra Details : Stirling - The Heavy Brigade by Keith Woodcock (B)
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A photogaph of the print :

At least four Stirlings carrying the code AA-K were lost during the war. These were :
R9316, lost 13th February 1943
EH902, lost 24th June 1943
EF501, lost 31st August 1943
and
EH955, lost 18th April 1944.

The Aircraft :
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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 : 18th December
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
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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