British Icons Print Set - Lancaster, Mosquito, Spitfire , Hurric

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Along with Concorde, the Spitfire must be the most famous aircraft to ever be built in Britain. Its history is so well known that it seems a little silly to repeat it here. All that really needs to be said is that to this very day it enthrals small boys at airshows and instils pride whenever one is seen flying.


Though not produced in as large a number as the Spitfire, the Hurricane bore the brunt of the fighting in Europe, Western Desert, Malta and the Far East when the Allies had their backs to the wall. This also made the Hurricane the top scoring Allied fighter of WWII with the aircraft being flown by aces in all theatres, including over the North Atlantic, where its rugged and dependable nature made it a favourite with navy flyers.


Extremely fast, exceedingly versatile and a joy to fly, the De Havilland Mosquito was envied by both allies and enemies alike. Its success drove Luftwaffe chief. Herman Goering to order its own version, the Focke-Wulf Ta-154 Moskito, which never saw great service and was never really successful. The British aircraft would have a successful post-war career too, remaining as a target tug well into the 1960s. Two aircraft have recently been restored to flying condition.


Famed for its part in the Dambuster Raid, the Lancaster took part in so many more vital and successful actions during WWII including the sinking of the Tirpitz, support of the British advance in to N.W Europe, attacking the Bielefeld viaduct and also during Operation Manna, the dropping of aid and food to the Dutch in 1945.  


Robert Calow’s Aviation Art painting set contains all four pictures. Each image measures 8.5” (216mm) with a 1.25” (32mm) border

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