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Shiny II - Tornado Recce by Michael Rondot (B)- Airforce-Art
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Shiny II - Tornado Recce by Michael Rondot (B)


Shiny II - Tornado Recce by Michael Rondot (B)

Flying beneath an overcast of grey, threatening cloud, two Tornado GRlAs break formation as the lead aircraft turns and accelerates towards a narrow gap in the cloud covered hills. The aircraft are flying a low-level tactical reconnaissance mission, aiming to locate, identify and film a camouflaged target using their sophisticated on-board video recording sensors. As night falls and low cloud envelops them, they have the capability, unmatched by any other recce aircraft in the world, to fly their mission in darkness, at very low-level, and still locate and record their target. During the Gulf War, Recce Tornados were tasked to fly deep-penetration low-level missions at night into Iraq and the Kuwait Theatre of Operations, searching out troop concentrations, armour, and mobile SCUD missile launchers. Their missions were dangerous and lonely work, flying alone and without fighter escort, often into the most heavily defended areas of Iraq and Kuwait. None were lost on these missions, but the dangers they faced, and the professionalism displayed by the aircrews from No. II (AC) Sqn, and No. 13 Sqn, were recognised in the Gulf War Honours List by several awards for bravery in the air, including the DSO and DFC. Already regarded as one of the finest strike and attack aircraft in NATO, the Recce Tornado dispenses with conventional cameras altogether, and instead, features infrared linescan and side-looking thermal imagers mounted inside the forward fuselage gun bays. These high-resolution sensors enable Tornado to identify pinpoint targets from tree-top height, by day or by night, even in the most appalling weather conditions.
Item Code : MR0042BShiny II - Tornado Recce by Michael Rondot (B) - This Edition
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PRINT Special four copies specially signed by 17 Royal Air Force Tornado Pilots.

Paper size 25 inches x 19 inches (64cm x 48cm)Artist : Michael Rondot£160.00

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Other editions of this item : Shiny II - Tornado Recce by Michael Rondot.MR0042
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PRINT Signed limited edition of 650 prints.

Last copies of this otherwise sold out edition available.
Paper size 25 inches x 19 inches (64cm x 48cm)Artist : Michael Rondot£95.00VIEW EDITION...
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

Last copies of this otherwise sold out edition available.
Paper size 25 inches x 19 inches (64cm x 48cm)Artist : Michael Rondot£135.00VIEW EDITION...
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Two Artist proofs. signed by 17 pilots. Paper size 25 inches x 19 inches (64cm x 48cm)Artist : Michael Rondot£185.00VIEW EDITION...
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The Aircraft :
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Tornado

Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 21st May
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
21May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O L. W. Stevens of 17 Squadron, was Killed.
21May1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, P/O M. DFC Kramer of 600 Squadron, was Killed.
21May1941Former Canadian Battle of Britain pilot, F/O P. W. Lochnan of 1 RCAF Squadron, was Killed.
21May1942Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. C. Wilcock of 248 Squadron, was Killed.
21May1942Former Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O K. J. Vykoukal of 111 and 73 Squadrons, was Killed.

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