No Room for Error by Philip West features a Seafire prototype launching from HMS Pretoria Castle.
Capt Eric (Winkle) Brown launches his Seafire TM379, from the deck of the trials carrier HMS Pretoria Castle in July 1945. Unlike other carriers, those used for trials usually had their decks clear of other aircraft. On this day, once the aircraft is launched the carrier’s crew streamed onto the deck to check the surface and clear anything that may obstruct a landing. TM379, was the first prototype, Seafire Mk 45 and was fitted with a Rotol contra prop, modified fin, rudder and tail hook.
Each print in Philip West's Limited Edition, No Room for Error, is individually signed by three former Seafire pilots:
Commander Tommy Handley DSC
Captain Alan Leahy CBE DSC
Cdr. Lionel G Hooke VRD* RNR.
SWA Fine Art
27.5 x 17.5 inches overall including borders.
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