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ENGLISH ELECTRIC LIGHTNING - various signed editions


Price per Unit (piece): £120.00


Former RAF pilot and acclaimed artist Michael Rondot has superbly produced a classic portrayal of 92 Squadron's flagship XN778 "King Cobra" on take-off from a rain-swept RAF Gutersloh in 1977 pays tribute to the legendary fighter, its pilots and the engineers who enjoyed a love/hate relationship with the difficult and technically challenging Lightning

The English Electric Lightning was a truly supersonic fighter with twice the performance of the legendary Hawker Hunter. It was outrageously overpowered, always short of fuel, intimidating to master and exhilarating to fly; small wonder then that it became an instant favourite with everyone who flew, serviced or supported the Lightning.

From the first flight of the prototype P.1 on 4 August 1954 the English Electric Lightning earned a unique reputation in the glamorous world of single-seat fighters. Everything about the aircraft shouted for attention, from the wild colour schemes of the 1960s, vertical climbs from take-off and gloriously noisy airshow routines that were part of its flamboyant character. For those pilots who flew it, here was a fighter that could outperform any contemporary aircraft and boasted an integrated radar and weapons system that gave it a night and all-weather capability. Of all they marks of Lightning, the F2A was considered to be the best and hence it was allocated the most demanding role of defending RAF airfields in Germany during the Cold War years.




Each edition is signed and numbered by the artist.


Artist's Proofs and Remarque editions are additionally signed by:


Marshal of the Royal Air Force Sir Keith Williamson GCB AFC
Air Vice-Marshal John Howe CB CBE AFC
Air Vice-Marshal Peter Collins CB AFC
Air Commodore Roger Topp AFC**
Group Captain Dave Seward AFC
Group Captain Ed Durham
Group Captain Bruce Hopkins AFC
Group Captain Graham Clarke
Wing Commander Alex Reed OBE
Group Captain Dick Cloke AFC
Air Commodore John Spencer CBE AFC
Flight Lieutenant Dick Carrey




Signed and numbered: £75.00 - SOLD OUT

Artist's Proof: £120.00 with a squadron badge drawing on the print border

Remarque £235.00 editions have a detailed drawing of a Lightning with a squadron badge added to the print border.

Double remarque £300.00 editions have two drawings of a Lightning and squadron badges added to the print border.

 

NOTE:

A very small number of "special" remarque editions are available at £375.00 - signed by a staggering 48 RAF Lightning veteran pilots!!

Please enquire for more details.



Overall Print Size: 700mm x 500mm



Availability

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Last Updated: Saturday, 22 September 2018 11:48


 

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