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Kleiner Freund - Zeppelin Staaken R.VI by Ivan Berryman. (GL) - AviationArtPrints.com

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Kleiner Freund - Zeppelin Staaken R.VI by Ivan Berryman. (GL)


Kleiner Freund - Zeppelin Staaken R.VI by Ivan Berryman. (GL)

With a wingspan of 42.2 metres, the mighty Zeppelin Staaken series of bombers were truly awesome, living up to their name Riesenflugzeug - Giant Aircraft. Unusually for this period, the crew compartment of the R VI was fully enclosed and the bomb load was carried internally. The four engines were mounted in tandem pairs, two pushing and two pulling, which eliminated the need for complex gearing, and the flight engineers sat in cockpits in the engine nacelles. This example is shown limping home, its rear port engine stopped and smoking, escorted by its Little Friend, an Albatros D.V. The painting shows the Staaken bomber is quite badly shot up. There are bullet holes all over the port wings, tailplane and rudder, as well as the engine trailing smoke from a small oil fire in the nacelle, which the engineer is keeping an eye on.
Item Code : DHM1785GLKleiner Freund - Zeppelin Staaken R.VI by Ivan Berryman. (GL) - This Edition
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Size 36 inches x 24 inches (91cm x 61cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman
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Other editions of this item : Kleiner Freund - Zeppelin Staaken R.VI by Ivan Berryman.DHM1785
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 20 giclee art prints. Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman30 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : 120.00VIEW EDITION...
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Limited edition of 10 artist proofs. Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman40 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : 140.00VIEW EDITION...
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Small limited edition of 15 artist proofs. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman5 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : 70.00VIEW EDITION...
PRINTSmall limited edition of 50 prints. Image size 12 inches x 8 inches (31cm x 20cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman10 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : 48.00VIEW EDITION...
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Limited edition of up to 50 giclee canvas prints. Size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Ivan Berryman
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Original painting, oil on canvas by Ivan Berryman.

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REMARQUE Remarque edition - limited edition of 10 giclee prints featuring an original pencil remarque. Image size 26 inches x 17 inches (66cm x 43cm) plus border with text and remarque drawing.Artist : Ivan Berryman350.00VIEW EDITION...
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 The distinctive blue and red livery of these two Albatros D.Vs identify them as Jasta 18 machines in Berthold Colours, a reference to their commander at that time, Oblt Rudolf Berthold. The nearest aircraft is that of Leutnant der Reserve Paul Strahle who scored six victories with this unit before taking his aircraft (4594/17) with him to Jasta 57 where he would score a further 8. Each aircraft carried a personal emblem, in the case of Strahle a white axe whilst the similar aircraft of Ltn d R Arthur Rahn displays a diamond pattern. The fuselage crosses on both aircraft were crudely painted over and are still just visible beneath the blue.

Leutnant d R Paul Strahle by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 With a wingspan of 42.2 metres, the mighty Zeppelin Staaken series of bombers were truly awesome, living up to their name Riesenflugzeug - Giant Aircraft. Unusually for this period, the crew compartment of the R VI was fully enclosed and the bomb load was carried internally. The four engines were mounted in tandem pairs, two pushing and two pulling, which eliminated the need for complex gearing, and the flight engineers sat in cockpits in the engine nacelles. This example is shown limping home, its rear port engine stopped and smoking, escorted by its Little Friend, an Albatros D.V.  The painting shows the Staaken bomber is quite badly shot up. There are bullet holes all over the port wings, tailplane and rudder, as well as the engine trailing smoke from a small oil fire in the nacelle, which the engineer is keeping an eye on.

Kleiner Freund - Zeppelin Staaken R.VI by Ivan Berryman.
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 On the morning of 30th November 1917, Lieutenant Andrew McKeever, a Canadian serving with 11 Squadron RFC, together with his observer/gunner Lieutenant Leslie Powell, climbed into their Bristol F2b Fighter and took off alone; their task to fly a solo reconnaissance patrol over Cambrai, where the decisive battle involving tanks for the first time in history was raging on the ground below - it was to prove a remarkable day.  As they flew over the enemys lines they encountered a pair of German two seater observer aircraft, protected by no fewer than seven enemy Albatross DV scouts.  Armed with a forward firing .303 Vickers machine gun and a ring mounted Lewis gun in the back seat, McKeever skilfully manoeuvred his aircraft to engage one of the enemy scouts, and destroyed it.  As he turned to get back to the Allied lines, five of the remaining enemy Albatross fighters dived on his tail, but Lt Powell rapidly downed two of them in quick succession with deadly fire from his Lewis gun.  Continuing the duel with the remaining Germans, McKeever managed to destroy a further Albatross when suddenly his observers Lewis gun jammed.  The pair seemed doomed, however McKeever, showing great courage and initiative, feigned disaster by rolling his aircraft over, plummeting it towards the ground.  Fooled by the manoeuvre, the German aircraft climbed away, and McKeever levelled out just twenty feet above the ground and flew back to safety.  Remarkably, all of McKeevers thirty one victories were achieved at the controls of the Bristol F2b Fighter, making him the highest scoring ace with 11 Squadron, and of any pilot flying two seater aircraft during the First World War.

The Biff Boys by Robert Taylor.
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 German ace Lt. Fritz Roth of Jasta 23, flying an Albatross D.Va scores his first of three balloons in one days action. By the wars end he had accounted for 20 balloons and 8 Allied Aircraft.

Balloon Buster, 25th January 1918 by David Pentland. (GS)
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Albatros D.V

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