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Typhoons Outward Bound by Richard Taylor


Typhoons Outward Bound by Richard Taylor features Typhoons of 247 Squadron.

In the months following D-Day, Hawker's hard-hitting, snub-nosed Typhoon struck terror into the German formations in Normandy, crack Panzer units wilted under the constant hail of rockets and bombs. Several times a day the Typhoon pilots would cross the Channel to run the gauntlet of flak and ground fire, and deliver their lethal cargo. 

Disaster befell the German Army during the third week in August, 1944. For over two months, sixteen divisions of the German army had battled to contain the huge tide of the Allied armies as they swept ashore in the weeks following D-Day. Overwhelmed by the size and determination of the invasion force, the Germans fell back amidst bitter fighting, contesting every town, every village, and every hedgerow. But there was one thing they couldn't fight against - devastating Allied air superiority - and leading the assault were the deadly ground-attack Typhoons of the RAF. Equipped with cannons and eight lethal rockets, the Typhoons simply cut the German's Panzer Divisions to shreds, the burning, blasted, and obliterated hulks of tanks and vehicles lay strewn across an ever decreasing battlefield as the Allies fought to snare their enemy within the Falaise Pocket. And ensnare them they did. The only option for the Germans was to surrender or perish. Most choose to surrender, thousands and thousands of crack troops crushed by one of the deadliest air to ground attacks in history. 

A former German tank commander later remarked: "I was lucky to survive - the only means of escape was to get out of your tank and run like hell." The Typhoon's lethal weaponry is clearly visible in Richard Taylor's beautiful painting Typhoons Outward Bound. As another fine summer day begins, Typhoon Mk I b's of 247 Squadron are en-route to the Normandy battlefront, the first of several missions that day. Skimming at mast-top height, the Typhoons pass over two ancient steam drifters, conscripted into the wartime role of patrolling the Channel and, should the need arise, rescuing any downed aircrew in need of help. 

There could be no finer setting for this talented young artist to offset the brute force and raw aggression of the rugged, tough, and much-feared Typhoon, perhaps the most outstanding ground attack fighter of World War II. And with prints signed by Typhoon pilots who flew and fought at D-Day, there is no doubt that this will become a fine collector's piece for the future. 

Each print in Richard Taylor's Limited Edition, Typhoons Outward Bound, is signed by three Typhoon pilots all of whom were flying Typhoons in combat on, and after, D-Day:
Wing Commander J.F.D. ‘TIM’ ELKINGTON
Warrant Officer JOHN ‘ABE’ LINCOLN
Pilot Officer ‘RUSTY’ TOWNSEND.

Artist:

Richard Taylor


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

400



Size:

28 x 23 inches overall including borders.



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