Now That's a Drawing ..........

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Now That's a Drawing ..........

Post by K4KittyCrew » Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:51 am

Whenever I'm surfing the net for details / photos of Short Stirlings, I see many images from a selection of artist but have declined to post them. However, Having seen this drawing, I thought it was worthy of posting. My only criticism, if any, is the the nightfighter is too large and too close to the Stirling. Still, a marvellous effort.
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Re: Now That's a Drawing ..........

Post by AlanW » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:03 pm

Gotta agree with the wrong dimensions, but also adding that the Stirling fuselage is a little on the long side as well. Other than that, it's a nice drawing.
There is no paralell in warfare, to such courage and determination in the face of danger, over so long a period. Such devotion, should never be forgotten.

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Re: Now That's a Drawing ..........

Post by jmarkley » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:46 am

I've been researching my uncle's war time experiences, and today purchased the squadron records for 214 Squadron while he was there. I read for their bombing operation on Mannheim on September 5th 1943: "The aircraft was attacked by an ME110 on bombing run. Stirling not damaged but ME's port engine was left on fire." I'm very pleased to find a picture of a 110 attacking a Stirling!

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Post by AlanW » Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:18 pm

A lucky crew, as they also had a combat a few nights earlier on the operation to Berlin, when they encountered a JU88.
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