Description

Battle Of Britain Homeland Formation
By Artist, Craig Tinder

Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details.

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.

This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 day for printing prior to shipment.

About the Artist:

Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation art work and has held a lifelong passion and interest toward history and painting. Craig grew up hanging on the fences at the Reno Air Races which fueled his passion for illustrating his favorite subject matter: WW2 aircraft. As a Loadmaster and restorer on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he understands the intricate details of his pursuits and re-creates one-of-a-kind warbird illustrations for the families of veterans. He has won numerous art shows and has contributed illustrations to a variety of publications and public education displays. Over the years, Craig has amassed a large collection of artifacts, period photos, clothing, weapons, and more, all of which are used as research materials in his paintings. He is an avid collector and serious historian - combined with his artistic talents, he produces exciting and accurate renditions of history. His original and limited-edition print work can be seen in many private collections around the world.

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