"Battle Of Britain Spitfire X4110" - Framed Art Print by Craig Tinder
"Battle Of Britain Spitfire X4110"
By Artist Craig Tinder
In defense of the West Sussex airfields during the Battle of Britain, Flt. Lt. Dunlop Urie scrambled members of 602 Squadron against German interceptors. As the air raid bell rang, Dunlop Urie took off in a brand-new Spitfire "X4110″ that had just been armed for the first time. Against terrible odds, Urie broke into a formation of Messerschmitt Bf-109s and attacked four of them. Ammunition finally ran out and Urie broke off from the melee to return to base.
Upon heading home, he noticed what he thought was a friendly following him back until muzzle flashes erupted from the nose. This follower was clearly a German Messerschmitt Bf-109 and by the time Urie realized what had happened, his Spitfire took multiple hits around the wing root and fuselage with rounds embedding in both of Urie's feet. Expecting Urie to plummet, the German Messerschmitt broke off the attack. Urie was able to limp back to Westhampnett and amazingly, landed the badly damaged Spitfire.
In just 25 minutes, Spitfire "X4110′s" service life was over and the aircraft was written off the register. Flt. Lt. Dunlop Urie would later recover from his wounds and became a Wing Commander before the end of the war.
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 29.5" x 21.5".
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