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Corsair Aircraft Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian and Brian Bateman.
PCK2656. Corsair Aircraft Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian and Brian Bateman. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
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DHM2047. Battle for the Islands by Nicolas Trudgian.
Corsairs of VMF 121 provide close air support to the US landings on Rendova, June 30, 1943. Fiercely contested, the invasion force was heavily attacked by Zero fighters and Mitsubishi G4M1 Betty bombers, flying from their base at Rabaul. Dog-fighting at tree-top height, VMF 121 Corsairs rip into a bunch of Betty bombers as they try to make their escape following their attack on shipping. On fire, the Betty in the foreground is doomed, and will shortly become one of 19 Japanese aircraft accounted for by VMF 121. Other Marine fighter units brought the total this day to a staggering 58 enemy aircraft destroyed.
Signed by Colonel Robert M Baker,
Colonel Robert Bruce Porter (deceased)
Colonel James E Swett (deceased), in addition to the artist.
Signed limited edition of 600 prints.
Paper size 36 inches x 22 inches (91cm x 56cm)
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DHM1875. Topaz One at Twilight by Brian Bateman.
Yontan Airfield, Okinawa, June 1945. It was early evening at this tropical airdrome. The brilliant sun was setting, the air was hot and humid with a faint pall of propeller dust hanging over the field, giving the place an unusual softness. It was time for the planes at Yontan to start departing for their missions. While the day fighters came in to end daylight operations, the night fighters were only beginning theirs. The sunsets in the Pacific are truly things with soul. The violence of their color is incredible. They splatter the sky and the clouds glow with a surging beauty. The ocean blends into the horizon, and palm trees silhouette themselves dramatically against the fiery West. The noiseless peace that sometimes comes just before dusk hung over the airdrome. Men talked in low tones about the nights missions. The night fighter pilots are eager to get into the humid night sky. As they take off, one by one they are vectored to their positions, where they will spend the evening patrolling these zones. There have been few aces with the Marine night fighters. These men are a special breed, with their mounts named after loved ones back home or a city or town. The name of this F6F5N was Black Death, a fitting name for the role in which it was used. Black Death was one of a few F6F5Ns that was fitted with the cannon, with this particular plane having flame dampeners for better concealment. One of these elite night fighter Marine aces was Bruce Porter. Bruce was credited with 5 confirmed kills and was one of only a handful to have a rare double kill at night! Bruce flew the Corsair in Guadalcanal as well as the Hellcat later in the war. Topaz One at Twilight depicts one of Bruce Porters missions while commanding VMF(N) 542 based in Okinawa in 1945. The brilliance of a Pacific sunset is captured by the artist as the men and their machines hurl into the dark unknown skies, protecting the fleet below as they anchor in the harbor. The ships lie lazy, almost peaceful in the evening mist, but there is the ever-present danger of the gut wrenching kamikaze attacks which are becoming ever more frequent as Japan continues her death throes. Soon the war will be a memory, and once again the Pacific can share its brilliance with the world at peace.
Signed by Colonel Bruce Porter USMC (deceased).
Signed limited edition of 250 prints.
Image size 26 inches x 21 inches (66cm x 53cm)
Website Price: £ 210.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £365.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £155
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