With its distinctive frontal radiator scoop, the Typhoon became the benchmark of all ground attack aircraft to serve in WWII.
At the time of D-Day and during the Allied advance through Europe, the Typhoon became the backbone of the 2nd Tactical Air Force’s ground attack Wings. Deadly at low level, and fast, the Typhoon could outrun the Me109 and Fw190, and was robust enough to take considerable flak damage that ground attach inevitably attracts, and get its pilot home safely.
Here, in the brightening morning sky, Typhoons are preparing for the first sortie of the day. One has already fired up its big, powerful engine, blowing up whirlwinds of Normandy dust; ground crew hover, ready to remove chocks prior to taxi and take-off. A second is readied, while the remainder of the squadron, widely dispersed around the temporary field, are about to set about their deadly missions of the day.
THE LIMITED EDITION
Each print in the Limited Edition has been signed by the artist as well as:
Flight Lieutenant JAMES KYLE DFM
Warrant Officer DOUG ORAM
Flying Officer FRANK WHEELER DFC
THE BATTLE FOR NORMANDY EDITION
Each print in this exclusive edition has further been signed by:
Flight Lieutenant SIR JOHN ATKINSON KCB DFC
Flight Lieutenant ROY CRANE
Warrant Officer JACK HODGES DFC
Squadron Leader L.F.W. STARK DFC*, AFC, C DE G (BELG)