Handley Page Halifax Royal Air Force
Bomber aircraft. Robert Taylor Halifax aviation prints.
Robert Taylor Halifax bomber aircraft aviation
prints.Full range of Halifax signed limited edition art prints by Aviation artist Robert Taylor.
published by The Military Gallery and available from Cranston Fine Arts.
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HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX.Royal
Air Force heavy Bomber with a crew of six to eight. Maximum speed of
280mph (with MK.VI top speed of 312mph) service ceiling of
22,800feet maximum range of 3,000 miles. The Halifax carried four
.303 browning machine guns in the tail turret, two .303 browning machines
in the nose turret in the MK III there were four .303 brownings in
the dorsal turret. The Handley Page Halifax, first joined the Royal
Air Force in March 1941 with 35 squadron. The Halifax saw service in
Europe and the Middle east with a variety of variants for use with Coastal
Command, in anti Submarine warfare, special duties, glider-tugs, and
troop transportation roles. A total of 6177 Halifax's were built and
stayed in service with the Royal Air Force until 1952
Top Cover by Robert Taylor.
Flying escort missions was no soft option for fighter pilots. Supporting bombers en-route to important strategic targets almost guaranteed interception by enemy fighters, and the great bomber air raids over enemy occupied Europe brought about some of the most ferociously fought dog-fights of the war. Though regarded as the best defencive fighter ever built, the Spitfire flew in most fighter roles in almost every theatre of WWII. It equipped many squadrons such as the RAF's number 610 Squadron, which flew this outstanding fighter in various marks, throughout the war. Having contested the Battle of Britain flying Mark Is, 610 became part of Douglas Bader's famous Tangmere Wing in 1941 with the Mark Vb. As part of top-scoring Johnnie Johnson's with Canadian Wing in 1943, the squadron was equipped with the Mark IX – the best of all Spitfire Marks according to the great wing leader – getting the better of the Luftwaffe's new Fw190 in the great air battles leading up to.........
The Battle of Britain had been won by the young fighter pilots of Fighter Command, but now it fell to another band of young men to wage total warfare against the Nazi war machine - the aircrew of RAF Bomber Command. And like the fighter pilots of the Battle of Britain, the young men who flew with Bomber Command came not just from Britain, but from all over the Commonwealth, and from the countries of occupied mainland Europe. Every man was a volunteer, prepared to endure the deadly flak and prowling night fighters, to say nothing of the savage and bitter cold, in order to wage their relentless attack on the military and industrial targets of the Third Reich. The aircraft that carried these young men to war were numerous, but bearing the brunt of the RAFs incessant campaign were two heavy bombers, the stalwarts of Bomber Command - the Lancaster and the Halifax. Between them they accounted for over three quarters of all the bombs dropped by the RAF, and Halifaxes alone accounted for a.........
Out of the Night - The First To Go In by Robert Taylor.
Silently out of the night they came. With flaps deployed, three timber and plywood Horsa gliders swept swiftly down through the night skies, rapidly closing with their objective – Pegasus Bridge over the Caen Canal. On board, with tension etched deep into their blackened faces, men from the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, part of the British 6th Airborne Division, braced themselves for landing. They, and sappers from the Royal Engineers, were about to become the first fighting force to land in France on D-Day. They were about to make history.
Item Code : DHM1818
Out of the Night - The First To Go In by Robert Taylor. - Editions Available