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Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-irving Brings Down in Flames A Hostile Balloon. - AviationArtPrints.com

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Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-irving Brings Down in Flames A Hostile Balloon.


Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-irving Brings Down in Flames A Hostile Balloon.

Second Lieutenant (Temporary Lieutenant) A. D. Bell-Irving, of the Gordon Highlanders Special Reserve and Royal flying Corps, attacked a hostile balloon at 1,000 feet under heavy fire and brought it down in flames. On a previous occasion he brought down a hostile machine. For the gallantry and skill displayed by him he was awarded the M.C.
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PRINT First World War antique black and white book plate published c.1916-18 of glorious acts of heroism during the Great War. This plate may also have text on the reverse side which does not affect the framed side. Title and text describing the event beneath image as shown.

Paper size 10.5 inches x 8.5 inches (27cm x 22cm)none13.00

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 Droning over the coast en route to another night attack on mainland Britain, the Zeppelins top gun platform goes into action as BE.2 fighters wheel around the gas-filled giants, trying desperately to fire their Brock, Pomeroy and Sparklet ammunition into the volatile gasbags that lay beneath the Zeppelins skin. Often freezing cold, always vulnerable, the defensive gunners occupied a tiny, sunken recess on the very top of the airship, shielded from the buffeting winds only by a shallow screen and their thick leather flying suits. Just a handrail and a shallow step lay between them and a vertiginous drop over the rolling sides of their massive craft. Their air-cooled Parabellum MG.14 machine guns did little to repulse their attackers, whilst the great Zeppelins offered themselves as huge, bloated targets for ground artillery as well as the brave pilots of the RFC.

Zeppelin Gunners by Ivan Berryman. (GL)
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Albert Ball in his Nieuport 17 having just shot down a German LVG.  His aircraft, A134, was distinctive in having a bright red spinner.  He was the first Royal Flying Corps pilot to score a hat-trick (3 kills on a single mission) and, in the course of his career, scored another two on his way to his outstanding 44 victories.

Albert Ball by Ivan Berryman.
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 This aircraft entered service with the RFC in February 1915. Nicknamed the gunbus, it was the first British aircraft to be designed as a fighting machine from the start. The plane was armed with a single .303 inch Lewis machine gun, fired by the observer. It was only a short period of time before it was outclassed by German aircraft carrying synchronised forward firing machine guns.

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Observer / Gunner, Royal Flying Corps 1917 by Chris Collingwood. (AP)
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Stirling Mk.I N6011 of No.7 Sqn RAF added to the airframes database.
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388th Fighter Squadron added to the squadrons database.
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