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Phantom Launch by Robert Taylor.- Airforce-Art
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Phantom Launch by Robert Taylor.

Phantom Launch by Robert Taylor.

AMAZING VALUE! - The value of the signatures on this item is in excess of the price of the print itself!
Item Code : RST0065Phantom Launch by Robert Taylor. - This Edition
PRINTSigned limited edition of 850 prints.

Paper size 23 inches x 18 inches(58cm x 46cm) Anson, Sir Edward
+ Artist : Robert Taylor

Signature(s) value alone : £15
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Since this edition is sold out and no other editions are available, here is a similar item which may be of interest :

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Signatures on this item
*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
Vice Admiral Sir Edward Anson KCB
*Signature Value : £15

Vice Admiral Sir Edward Anson KCB was born in Adelaide, South Australia. After being educated at Westgate-on-Sea, Kent and in Nairobi, Kenya, ‘Ted’ entered the Royal Naval College, Dartmouth in 1943. As a Midshipman and Sub-Lieutenant he served on board the aircraft carrier HMS Implacable and in the destroyer HMS Agincourt. After pilot training he served in the aircraft carriers HMS Glory, HMS Ark Royal, HMS Bulwark and HMS Victorious. He was promoted Lieutenant Commander in 1959 when on loan to Blackburn Aircraft Limited as a Test Pilot. During this appointment he was closely associated with the development of the Buccaneer strike aircraft. On his return to the Royal Navy he was chosen to command the first RN Buccaneer Squadron – No 801 Naval Air Squadron – in 1962 and served with the Squadron embarked in HMS Ark Royal and HMS Victorious. Promoted Commander in 1964, ‘Ted’ took command of the frigate HMS Eskimo before serving as Commander (Air) at Lossiemouth, Scotland, and in HMS Eagle. He subsequently commanded the Inter-Service Hovercraft Unit. Following promotion to Captain in 1971 he was Naval Air Attaché to Japan and South Korea in 1972, based in Tokyo. During 1974 he became Commanding Officer of HMS Juno and Captain 4th Frigate Squadron. In 1976 he took command of HMS Ark Royal and after promotion to Rear Admiral in 1980 took up his appointment as Flag Officer Naval Air Command at Yeovilton. He was promoted Vice Admiral in 1982 and appointed Chief of Staff to the Commander-in-Chief Fleet at Fleet Headquarters at Northwood. Vice Admiral Anson and his wife Rosemary have two children and live at Ilminster, Somerset. He is descended from the sister of Admiral Lord Anson, who sailed round the world and captured a Spanish treasure ship in the Pacific during the War of Jenkin’s Ear in the 18th Century.
The Aircraft :
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 : 24th May
24May1940Feldwebel Helmut Grtz of 3./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Hauptmann Fritz Prager of II./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Hauptmann Karl-Lothar Schulz of III./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Leutnant Cord Tietjen of 5./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Leutnant of the Reserves Wolfgang Graf von Blcher-Fincken of 2./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Major Erich Walther of I./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Major Heinrich Trettner of 7. Fliegerdivision was posthumously awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberleutnant Herbert Schmidt of 1./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberleutnant Horst Kerfin of 11./Fallschirmjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberst Bruno Bruer of Fallschjger-Regiment 1 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1940Oberst Dipl.-Ing. Gerhard Conrad of Kampfgeschwader z.b.V. 2 was awarded the Knight's Cross
24May1944Reinhold Hoffmann, a WW2 Ace with 66.00 victories, died on this day
24May1945Robert Greim, a WW1 Ace with 25.00 victories, died on this day
24May1950Claude Haegelan, a WW1 Ace with 23.00 victories, died on this day
24May1974Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. H. W. Charnock of 64 & 19 Squadrons, Passed away.
24May1980Wilfrid Clouston, a WW2 Ace with 12.00 victories, died on this day
24May1989Viktor Schobinger, a WW1 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day
24May2008Knight's Cross recipient Josef Huber of 8./Schlachtgeschwader 77 died on this day
24May2009Carl Luksic, a WW2 Ace with 8.50 victories, died on this day
24May2009Robert Booth, a WW2 Ace with 8.00 victories, died on this day

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