Limited Edition of 200
Overall print size: 26 ¼” x 23 ½”
Image size: 19 ½” x 15 ¾”
It was less glamorous than the Spitfires and Hurricanes of the Battle of Britain and wasn’t seen as the backbone of Bomber Command yet the de Havilland Mosquito can arguably claim to be the RAF’s ‘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 short supply.
Its greatest attribute was speed and 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 roles – some 43 different variants were produced during its long and distinguished career.
Mosquito Mk.VIs from 143 Squadron, part of the famous Banff Strike Wing, are seen delivering a blistering strike on a pair of large enemy ships off the Norwegian coast in early 1945. Their salvo of rockets, however, will likely be enough to penetrate the ships’ hulls.
Signed by the Artist & 2 Banff Strike Wing aircrew:
Flight Lieutenant Des Curtis DFC
Flight Lieutenant Brian Beattie
Also available is the Collectors Edition of 225
Additionally signed by 6 De Havilland Mosquito aircrew from WWII:
Flight Lieutenant John Trotman DFC*
Warrant Officer Richard ‘Dick’ Maywood
Flight Lieutenant George Dunn DFC
Flight Lieutenant George Prichard
Flying Officer Jack Youens
Flight Lieutenant Reg Davey