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Sink the Bismarck by Geoff Lea (P)


Sink the Bismarck by Geoff Lea (P)

Item Code : DHM0267PSink the Bismarck by Geoff Lea (P) - This Edition
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Original painting by Geoff Lea. Image size 30 inches x 20 inches (76cm x 51cm)Artist : Geoff Lea£750 Off!Now : £2450.00

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PRINT Signed limited edition of 1000 prints. Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)Artist : Geoff Lea£55 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!
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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm)Artist : Geoff Lea£20 Off!
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Limited edition of 20 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Moffat, John William Jock
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PRINTLimited edition of 80 prints. Image size 25 inches x 15 inches (64cm x 38cm) Moffat, John William Jock
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**Signed limited edition of 1000 prints. (Four prints reduced to clear)

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SwordfishTorpedo bomber and reconnaissance biplane, crewed by three, with a top speed of 154mph, reduced to 136mph as a float plane. Maximum ceiling 19,000 feet, reduced as a float plane. Armed with a .303 Vickers machine gun fixed forward and one in the rear cockpit. One 1610lb torpedo or up to 1500lb bomb load. At the outbreak of world war two the fleet air arm had 13 operational squadrons. The Fairey Swordfish has earned its place in history for major contributions to naval warfare, during the Norwegian campaign, and especially during the raid on Taranto. In November1940, twenty Swordfish took off from HMS Illustrious to attack the Italian fleet in their Harbour of Taranto. At Least nine torpedoes hit their targets. Seven Italian ships were badly damaged including the battleships, Caio Duillio, Littorio and Conte De Cavour. This was followed in February 1942, by a heroic but suicidal attack on German battlecruisers in the English Channel by six Swordfish of 825 squadron from RAF Manston. All aircraft and crews were lost. This resulted in a Victoria Cross for the leader Lieutenant Commander E Esmonde. The next major event was the torpedo attack on the Bismarck by Swordfish from HMS Ark Royal, which badly damaged the steering gear of the Bismarck which helped in the final destruction of the German battleship by Royal Navy battleships. The Fairey Swordfish was also used in anti-submarine and anti-shipping roles. The Swordfish sunk more enemy ships (by tonnage) than any other aircraft acting in the same role. By the end of the war the Fleet Air Arm still had nine active squadrons, but these were finally disbanded in May 1945. A total of 2399 Swordfish were built.
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Geoff Lea

Geoffrey Lea, Aviation artist from the North of England, specilised in Aviation oil paintings. Geoff lea has been painting for over 35 years and his aviation art has featured in many aviaiton books and a number of sought after aviation art prints. Geoff now resides in Australia, and Cranston Fine Arts commissioned a number of paintings in the late 1980s to early 1990s for a series of limited edition art prints, and have available a number of signed limited editions as well as low cost open edition art prints. A number of original oil paintings are also available at fantastic trade discounted prices.

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