OVERTURNING THE ODDS By Keith Woodcock
The Battle against the V1 flying bombs raged for many months during the Summer and Fall of 1944 and Britain deployed every weapon against them. Batteries of anti-aircraft guns, Mosquito and Spitfire fighters, and the brand new Hawker Tempest V.
The Tempest was a great, powerful brute of a fighter with tremendous top speed at low level. Armed with four 20mm cannon, it was a formidable interceptor. One of the greatest advocates of the new Hawker fighter was Wing Commander Roland Beamont and it is his Tempest V that Keith Woodcock was depicted here. Having already used up all of his cannon armament, Beamont now deploys another trick used against the 'Doodlebugs' - fly along side and tip them over!
Very dangerous work - but also effective - Beamont here clears the little jet as it flicks over and heads earthward - another V1 that won't reach its target!
The Print is Signed by Artist Keith Woodcock and the Pilot himself:-
WING COMMANDER ROLAND BEAMONT
The Print measures 26 x 19 Inches and comes with the CoA.