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Distant Thunder by Michael Rondot.


Distant Thunder by Michael Rondot.

This print shows a Jaguar in particularly aggressive pose during a high speed low-level training mission to demonstrate modern fast-jet operations. As a serving Jaguar pilot, artist Michael Rondot was in a unique position to take passengers flying in this remarkable ground-attack aircraft and to put their experience onto canvas.
Item Code : MR0015Distant Thunder by Michael Rondot. - This Edition
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 450 prints.

Each print is signed by the Base Commander and all 3 Squadron Commanders of RAF Coltishall.
Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm) Hoare, Frank
+ Artist : Michael Rondot
£75.00

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Limited edition of 50 artist proofs.

Each print is signed by the Base Commander and all 3 Squadron Commanders of RAF Coltishall.
Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm) Hoare, Frank
+ Artist : Michael Rondot
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**Signed limited edition of 450 prints. (1 copy reduced to clear)

Each print is signed by the Base Commander and all 3 Squadron Commanders of RAF Coltishall.
Paper size 28 inches x 20 inches (71cm x 51cm) Hoare, Frank
+ Artist : Michael Rondot
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*The value given for each signature has been calculated by us based on the historical significance and rarity of the signature. Values of many pilot signatures have risen in recent years and will likely continue to rise as they become more and more rare.
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The signature of Group Captain Frank Hoare

Group Captain Frank Hoare
*Signature Value : £10

Officer Commanding RAF Coltishall
The Aircraft :
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Jaguar
Artist Details : Michael Rondot
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Michael Rondot

Michael Rondot is well known in the military aviation world for his distinctive style of aircraft paintings and prints which have made him one of todays most widely collected aviation artists. During his 25 year career as a pilot in the Royal Air Force he flew over 5000 hours in combat jets, including Jaguar fighter bombers during the Gulf War, bringing a unique authority to his paintings that sets them in a class of their own. His portrayals of classic combat aircraft are much sought-after by both aviators and enthusiasts alike for their realism and powerful atmospheric settings.

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