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Sqdn Leader’s own aircraft. code LK-A, 87 Sqdn.
Mixed media, watercolor and pastel .Original for sale. Size, 15×11inches, 37×28cms.
I love the rear views of aircraft so I now draw/paint them regularly as most views are three quarter front. This is a redraw of of a previous picture.
This 87 (Fighter) Sqdn a/c has the CO’s Squadron Leader pennant painted on the rudder. 87 Sqdn was a night fighter sqdn during the Battle of Britain so the planes were painted black.
New info, 11/11/12
I’ve been trying for years to establish whether this was really either Gleed’s or Smallwood’s a/c or just a paint job depicting LK-A, as it had a different paint job when it crashed ao Shoreham airshow, in 2007. This plane was hangared at Real Aeroplane Company, Breighton, Nr Selby, just south of York when I lasted saw it. Unfortunately this aircraft crashed on the 15th September 2007 at the Shoreham Air Show, in West Sussex. The pilot Brian Brown died in the crash. S/L Smallwoods a/c ser. no was BE500. S/L Gleed’s a/c ser.no was P2798 and the photo I have shows the S/L pennant on the tail. I love researching my paintings. LOL. So now I realize that this is probably S/L “Widge” Gleed a/c based paint job.
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