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|The Aircraft :|
|Catalina||Built by the Consolidated Aircraft Company and designed by Isaax M Ladden. the Catalina first flew on the 28th march 1935. and first flew with the US Navy in October 1936. In 1935 the cost of each Catalina was $90,000 and just over 4,000 were built. The Catalina was used in various maritime roles. but it was designed initially as a maritime patrol bomber. Its long range was intended to seek out enemy transport and supply ships. but was eventually used in many roles including Convoy escort,, anti submarine warfare and search and rescue. In its role as a search and rescue aircraft it probably is best remembered for many thousands of aircrews shot down in the Pacific and less extend in the Atlantic and Mediterranean. The Catalina was the most successful flying boat of the war and even served in a military role until the early 1980's some are still used today in aerial firefighting.|
|Artist Details : David Pentland|
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Latest info : After spending most of 2008 and first part of 2009 working on a series of Star Wars painting, all of which have been sold, David has since been working on a series of original pencil drawings. At the time of writing, the first 30 or so are available. All of the drawings carry original signatures of German Knights Cross holders and a selection have been matted to include the signatures of other, now deceased, Knights Cross holders. Most of these original pencil drawings have also been produced as very limited edition art prints.
One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of Paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading Artists. As you browse down his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the Paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition. David's Paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.
This Week's Half Price Art
Avro Lancaster B.1 by Ivan Berryman. (I)
Half Price! - £120.00
Focke Wulf Fw190A-4/U8 by Ivan Berryman.
Half Price! - £70.00
Hurricanes Over the Needles by Graeme Lothian. (YB)
Half Price! - £310.00
The Black is Back by Robert Tomlin.
Half Price! - £45.00
Mosquitos at Dusk by Nicolas Trudgian. (Y)
Half Price! - £105.00
Into Attack by Gerald Coulson.
Half Price! - £90.00
Operation Barras, 10th September 2000 by David Rowlands (GL)
Half Price! - £280.00
Cobra Attack by David Rowlands. (Y)
Half Price! - £50.00
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