The Falklands conflict led to the Avro Vulcan being used for the first time in anger in 25 years of RAF service. Aircraft from 44, 50 and 101 Squadrons 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. Philip West's beautiful painting portrays the mighty XM607 at altitude during the work up period prior to active operations. During the Falklands War XM607, piloted by Flight Lieutenant 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 Vulcan was refuelled by Victor tankers five times on the outward journey and once on the return journey. All editions are signed by the artist. 400 Limited Editions 25 Artist Proof Editions - additionally signed by XM607, record breaking pilot; Flight Lieutenant Martin Withers DFC Overall Size: 20” x 27”/ 51cms x 71cms

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