"Battle of Britain Homeland Formation" Limited Edition Giclée Fine Art Print by Craig Tinder
"Battle of Britain Homeland Formation" by Artist Craig Tinder
This limited edition Giclée Fine Art Print autographed by Artist Craig Tinder depicts RAF Pilot Robert S. Tuck taking his flight of Spitfires into formation on patrol.
Choose from two different Fine Art Print sizes:
- 18" x 12" (45.7 cm x 30.5 cm) Limited to ONLY 100 Prints
- 24" x 20" (60.9 cm x 50.8 cm) Limited to ONLY 100 Prints
Each Limited Edition Fine Art Print is printed on archival presentation-quality, 260 GSM / 10 Mil, photographic paper created using the highest quality inks and archival techniques and is signed by Artist Craig Tinder. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
About the Print:
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 the 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.
Craig Tinder has been an aviation artist since 1999 and specializes in rivet-level accuracy. Raised on the fences of the Reno Air Races, Craig has had the opportunity to create illustrations for Medal of Honor Recipients, WWII Aces, as well as the families of veterans looking to commemorate their loved ones.
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