Silent War - Bristol Bloodhound Missile
Bristol Bloodhound Missile Aviation Painting Art Print by Aviation Artist Chris French GAvA
With its origins in the late 1940s, the Bloodhound made its first appearance in 1958 and was, for its time, an advanced weapon, better in many respects to either its US or Soviet equivalents. The true performance of the missile was not fully appreciated until the much better Mk.II arrived in 1964, this being superseded by both the Mk.III and Mk.Iv before final retirement came in 1991.
Chris French's painting shows a battery ready for action on a low, misty day and is, we believe. the first painting to show what was an essential part of Britain's air defence for many years.