Coastal Command Banff Beaufighters Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robin Smith.
PCK2174. Coastal Command Banff Beaufighters Aviation Prints by Ivan Berryman and Robin Smith. Items in this pack :
Aviation Print Pack.
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B0289. Beaufighter Attack by Ivan Berryman.
A pair of Beaufighters attacking Axis shipping in the North Sea. Without doubt one of the most outstanding and versatile aircraft in the Allied inventory during World War II, the Bristol Beaufighter was to endure a cautious reception by its crews when it first entered service, not least due to difficulties experienced by crews attempting to abandon a stricken aircraft in an emergency. Its performance and hard-hitting potential quickly overcame such doubts, however, and it went on to earn a commendable reputation - and the nickname Whispering Death.
Signed by Flight Lieutenant Terry Clark
Signed limited edition of 35 prints.
Image size 12 inches x 9 inches (31cm x 23cm)
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RS1B. RAF North Coates Strike Wing by Robin Smith.
The print depicts the three squadrons that comprised the first, and most successful Coastal Command strike wing, based at RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire. Using Beaufighters nicknamed whispering death due to their speed and armament and low noise, they worked together as a team, destroying enemy shipping with terrifying efficiency. A Beaufighter from 143 Squadron would go in first using 20mm nose cannon and wing guns. Secondly a Beaufighter from 236 Squadron would follow with eight 60lb or 25lb rockets - 25lb warheads were found to be more effective as they penetrated deeper into the hull, creating more damage. These two initial attacks reduced the on-deck anti aircraft initiative. You only have to look at some of the spectacular photos of convoys under attack, the ships can hardly be seen for water spray and explosions. This mayhem allowed a 254 Squadron Beaufighter with its 21in torpedo to finish the job off. The three squadrons operated together on three occasions during the war at North Coates, October 1942 - August 1944, February 1944 - May 1944 and September 1944 - October 1944.
This painting was commissioned for a reunion of association members at the North Coates airfield in May 2001. The signatures on this edition were added to the prints at the reunion.
Signed by :
Squadron Leader Pat Fry DFC,
Signed limited edition of 500 prints, signed by aircrew and artist.
Image size 20 inches x 12.5 inches (51cm x 32cm)
Website Price: £ 110.00
To purchase these prints individually at their normal retail price would cost £160.00 . By buying them together in this special pack, you save £50
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