Turning into Wind - Blacknburn Skua Original


Charles J. Thompson Blackburn Skua HMS Ark Royal Original Oil Painting


Similar to the RAF’s Vickers Wellesley and Fairey Battle, the Skua was a quantum leap in terms of capability but was to be found seriously wanting by the time war came in 1939. First flown from Brough in 1937, the aircraft became the first British carrier-borne aircraft to be equipped with retractable undercarriage, flaps and a variable pitch propeller. 


Charles J. Thompson's Original Oil Painting shows an aircraft preparing to land aboard HMS Ark Royal



The Original Oil Paintings size is 24" x 36" (60cm x 90cm) and comes Varnished, Framed and Ready to Hang

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