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Scimitars Over Kai Tak by Philip E. West
SCIMITARS OVER KAI TAK
by Philip E. West
Supermarine Scimitars flying low over Kai Tak airfield and Hong Kong, whilst HMS Hermes is seen in the background together with escorts. The Scimitars had just completed a practice mission which included an unscheduled supersonic shallow dive. Subsequently, a few broken windows in Kowloon City caused a bit of a stir and the squadron Air Boss was pursued by claims for compensation.
Philip E. West captures the moment the Scimitar's are pulling out of that unscheduled supersonic dive, and a wonderful rendition of a time now past when Britain's colony in the Far East was one of the last remaining jewels of fast diminishing presence and authority left over from the days of empire.
Each print has been individually inspected, signed and numbered by the artist. Also, a certificate of authenticity is issued with your print. This guarantees its originality.
300 Primary Edition UK£ 95
20 Artists Proof Edition UK£ 115
10 Remarque Edition UK£ 225
5 Canvas Edition UK£ 375
ADD FRAMING UK ONLY £125.00
Overall Print Size : 30" wide by 20" high
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