Corporate Prelude

Philip West

 

 

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Corporate Prelude Philip West

The Falklands conflict led to the Avro Vulcan being used for the first time in anger in 25 years of RAF service; 44, 50 and 101 Squadron. aircraft were involved in "Operation Corporate" with five crews selected, two from 50 Squadron., one each from 44 Squadron. and 101 Squadron., plus others from the disbanded 9 Squadron.

This beautiful painting portrays the mighty Avro Vulcan XM607 at altitude during the work up period prior to active operations.During the Falklands conflict XM607, piloted by Martin Withers, flew there and back from the Ascension Islands non-stop, covering a staggering 7,500 miles; the flight lasted 15 hours 45 minutes – at the time, the longest combat flight in history. The Avro Vulcan was refuelled by Handley Page Victor tankers five times on the outward journey and once on the return journey.

 

PRINT DETAILS

Every print in the entire edition is signed by the artist Philip West and countersigned by Flight Lieutenant Martin Withers.

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 27"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

Publishers Proof Edition
UK £140.00 Edition Size - 50

Artist Proof Edition
UK £140.00 Edition Size - 100

Commemorative Single Remarqe Edition
UK £290.00 Edition Size - 20

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