"Battle Of Britain Homeland Formation" - Framed Art Print by Craig Tinder
"Battle Of Britain Homeland Formation"
By Artist Craig Tinder
As one of the RAF's first qualified Spitfire pilots in 1939, Robert S. Tuck would become a fighter ace by the Battle of Dunkirk and would be a confident leader during the Battle of Britain. Having worked closely with Supermarine engineers to fine-tune the Spitfire, he was often chosen for shakedown flights of newly acquired RAF aircraft including the P-39 Aircobra and Hawker Tempest. In 1941, after targeting an alcohol distillery in France, he was shot down by a 20mm German flak gun just before he turned to take this hostile target out. His German captures praised him for his incredibly accurate marksmanship as one of his 20mm shells had gone straight up the barrel of the flak gun, splitting it like a banana. Oberst (Colonel) Adolf Galland soon invited Tuck for dinner where they realized they had each shot down each other's wingmen during a Duxford Wing fighter sweep in 1941. After multiple escape attempts, Tuck eventually escaped successfully in 1945 by reaching the Russian lines. The war ended before he could get back to Britain.
Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details. Our framed prints are assembled, packaged, and shipped by our expert framing staff and delivered "ready to hang" with pre-attached hanging wire, mounting hooks, and nails. Make any room look more sophisticated by displaying framed art print with a smooth, white mat board. It’s printed on a quality matte paper and framed with a stylish black wood frame and 2-inch mat. The dimensions of the framed print are 35.5" x 20.5".
This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 days for printing prior to shipment.
Our art prints are produced on acid-free papers using archival inks to guarantee that they last a lifetime without fading or loss of color.