Devastating Strike by RobertTaylor
It was less glamorous than the Spitfire and Hurricane and not seen as the backbone of Bomber Command, yet the Mosquito can arguably claim to be the RAFs greatest aircraft of WWII.
It was one the fastest operational aircraft in the world, one of the most envied and one of the most feared. Built almost entirely of wood, the beautifully streamlined Wooden Wonder was a triumph of ingenuity at a time when resources of light alloys were in extremely short supply.
With its outstanding speed and the ability to carry a significant payload, the Mosquito became the finest multi-role combat aircraft of WWII. No other Allied military aircraft was built in so many versions for so many different roles some 43 different variants were produced during its long and distinguished career.
Robert Taylors powerful and dramatic painting depicts Mosquito Mk.VIs from 143 Sqn, part of the famous Banff Strike Wing, delivering a blistering rocket attack on enemy shipping off the Norwegian coast in early 1945.
Overall print size: 26 ¼ x 23 ½
Image size: 19 ½ x 15 ¾
With the edition personally signed by Mosquito veterans, including those who flew with the Banff Strike Wing, this release from the worlds premier aviation artist has all the hallmarks of a masterpiece in the making.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Joining artist Robert Taylor in signing every print are two decorated veterans who flew Mosquitos with the Banff Strike Wing:
Flt Lt DES CURTIS DFC
Fg Of MAURICE WEBB DFM
Edition size - 200 Limited Ediiton
THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION
Every print in the eight-signature Collectors Edition has been signed by a further six veterans who flew Mosquitos during WWII:
Flt Lt JOHN TROTMAN DFC*
Flt Lt BRIAN BEATTIE
W.O. RICHARD DICK MAYWOOD
Flt Lt GEORGE DUNN DFC
Flt Lt GEORGE PRICHARD
Fg Off JACK YOUENS
225 Collectors Edition
25 Artists Proof
With all the signatures of the Collectors Edition, each print will be enhanced with a unique ORIGINAL pencil remarque, hand drawn in the lower margin of the print, creating a highly sought after collectors piece.
Edition size 15 - Remarques
Edition size 10 - Double Remarques
This edition is a perfect follow-up to Roberts popular earlier release DANGEROUS COAST and matching numbers are available while stocks last. We expect it to be in great demand so please contact us for more information, availability or to secure your order. We look forward to hearing from you.