“Dinghy” Young releases his hydrostatically-triggered, cylindrical bouncing bomb at precisely 60ft and 230mph as he approaches the Mőhne Dam. It was a direct hit. The dam has but moments to live.
On the night of 16/17 May 1943, nineteen Lancasters and 133 men from the recently formed 617 Squadron carried out one of the most spectacular precision raids in the history of air warfare. Using the ingenious ‘Bouncing Bomb’ designed by Barnes Wallis, this highly secret undertaking was code-named Operation Chastise, but the world would come to know it simply as the Dambuster Raid.
Depicting one of the most audacious air raids of WWII, the historic attack on the hydroelectric dams in the heart of the Ruhr Valley, this outstanding piece captures the very essence of the Dams raids.
THE LIMITED EDITION
The edition is personally signed by artist Robert Taylor, and individually hand numbered; together with veterans who took part in the historic Dambusters Raid.
Sergeant RAY GRAYSTON
Squadron Leader GEORGE JOHNSON MBE DFM
THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION
This SEVEN signature edition is additionally signed by:
Squadron Leader LES MUNRO CNZM DSO QSO DFC
Sergeant FRED SUTHERLAND
Flight Sergeant GRANT MCDONALD
Corporal BECK PARSONS
Corporal KEN LUCAS
Having sold out quickly on its release, Impossible Mission is now considered an all-time classic edition, and the perfect collector’s item for aviation art enthusiasts and autograph hunters alike.
THE GICLÉE STUDIO PROOFS ON CANVAS
Using the most sophisticated digital Giclée technology, each Canvas Proof is printed directly on to fine canvas creating the look and feel of an original painting. Each canvas is fully authorized and personally signed by the artist, stamped on the back, hand numbered and titled.
This release is also available in a very exclusive Exhibition Proof. The stunning extra-large size makes an imposing centerpiece perfect for the large room, workplace or hangar.
Studio Proof stretched size: 40” wide x 20” high
Exhibition Proof image size: 60” wide x 30” high