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|Item||Cost UK||Cost Europe||Cost World/USA||Cost Australasia|
|A4 Mounted Print||£12.50||£13.50||£15.50||£16.00|
|A3 Mounted Print||£23.50||£26.00||£28.00||£29.50|
The Israelis after WW2 decided to defend their territory and to do this bought in various armoured vehicles from many nations. This sketch is of an American M48E during the Golan war and is seen withdrawing for rest and resupply. There is an American version of this vehicle further down.
#48 - A3 Signed print - Rolling Replen 2
It's been a long time coming and there have been quite a few folk asking for a picture containing the Stalwart High Mobility Load Carrier. A much loved vehicle among those who drove these fully amphibious 'Go anywhere' trucks. Widely regarded as a sad day when the British Army decided to replace them. Here I have depicted the Fuel 'POD' version of the vehicle as it fuels a Squadron of Chieftains as they 'Roll' through the Replenishment line taking on all the supplies needed to keep them operational and ready for combat.
#49 - A3 Signed Print - Challenger 2 LEP
The British Ministry of Defence have decided to upgrade it's fleet of already battle proven and successful Challenger 2s in order to extend its service to at least the mid 2030s. Rheinmetall have been busy redesigning the vehicle particularly with regard to the main armament and fire control systems built onto the existing hull platform. I don't intend to detail the changes here but, have reporduced the picture of the picture without the Rheinmetall brand name but with the symboll designating the Life Extension Program and in this example I have included the RTR Capbadge but, can also place in the KRH or QRH capbadges in case either of those Heavy Armoured Units get issued with the resulting vehicles.
#49a - A3 Signed Print - Rheinmetall projects.
Rheinmetall defence are currently involved in developing new weapons platforms as a cordinated international collaboration. This picture is a commission supplied to the head office in Germany and contains their 3 most current projects. The Wheeled 'Boxer' and its tracked counterpart 'Lynx' are seen here in Australian camouflage scheme along with the UKs proposed CR2 Life Extension Programs vehicle.
#50 - A3 Signed Print - Mk IV Male & CR2 I was asked to update my ever popular picture of oldest and newest Tanks in British service so this is the result. It shows F56 from Cambrai 1917 (there is some confusion as to the name of the tank between 'Fan Tan' and 'Fly Paper' due to previous actions where the first Tank was knocked out by enemy fire on The Somme. That tank sported the famous 'Chinese eyes' painted on to satisfy the wishes of the Chinese business man who had donated the money to have a tank built for the war effort.) the tank also sports a painted dragon on the hull glacis plate as this had been initially painted before the wish for the eye was realised, certainly in it's first action photographic evidence shows both Dragon and eyes painted on. The challenger 2 adjacent also sports the eye as worn today by the Royal Tank Regiment. The picture can have any capbadge required inserted on the picture.
#51 - A3 Signed Print - Challenger 1 I decided to do a new print of the (in many opinions) the best looking Main Battle Tank in 'Chally 1' a revolution for the Royal Armoured Corps with its much greater reliability and mobility combined with superb armoured protection - You can choose both your unit capbadge and registration number if you wish!!
#52 - A3 Signed Print -Hellenic Army M48A5 (MOLF) I decided to do a picture for a friends father in Crete believe it or not!! Nickos was very happy with the picture of the M48A5 MOLF like the one he drove during his time with the Greek Army. It prompted me to create this new print of the tank concerned and of course, I'll be happy to shipit anywhere in the world should someone want a print - please just check out the postage rates in the purchasing information page.
#52a - A3 Signed Print -Hellenic Army M48E Vietnam I've had requests for 'American Armor'!! Particularly of the Vietnam War hence this example. I've collected factors from a couple photos and clubbed them together in this image. I'll be happy to ship it anywhere in the world should someone want a print - please just check out the postage rates in the purchasing information page.
#53 - A4 or A3 Signed Print -'Waltzing Matildas' There was a time where Britain's attempts at tank design were met with chortles an giggles. The British insisted on building tanks for specific tasks as the days of the 'main Battle Tank' were not even yet thought of. Tanks became classified by type, so 'Cruisers' and 'Infantry' tanks became the norm as dis some 'odd' names such as 'Valentine' or the tanks pictured here - 'Matilda'. That said, the Mk1 pictured in the background actually won its crews over with its reliability and simplicity. Never designed to take on enemy tanks, it fulfilled its role. It's successor - the Mk 2 in the foreground also became a favourite but, as with the Mk1 - outgunned on the battle field when confronted by superior Germa AFVs. But, these two vehicles were used by the British Expeditionary Force in the defence of France. In fact, they were used at Arras to deliver the first serious blow that the German Blitzkrieg had suffered during a well planned counter attack.
#54 - A4 or A3 Signed Print -'Urban Cam Chally2'
Here we see a Challenger 2 painted in a unique 'Urban' camouflage which was first seen during the 'Cold war' when painted onto Chieftain MBTs of the Berlin Brigades Tank Squadron based in the city. A very distinctive design and a picture I genuinely loved drawing.
#55 - A3 Signed Watercolour Print -'Challenger 2'
Here we see a Challenger 2 painted using watercolour. The first time I've painted in this manner for many many years!! I really enjoyed it and am fairly happy with the finished effect as, hopefully, are you. A capbadge and inscription can be put into the print and, I may just be able to change the number plate if you require it. Anyway I hope you like it.
#56- A3 Signed Print -'Conqueror'
Before the end of WW2 tanks were getting bigger and bigger. A looming cold war threat from the Soviet Union culminated in the 'Joseph Stalin IS3 Heavy Tank. It's arrival sent Western tank designers rushing for their drawing boards and, in Great Britain the result was the Gargantuan 'Tank, Heavy No1, 120mm gun, Conqueror'. Built to bolster the still New Centurion Tank which was deemed simply not big enough to pose a sufficient threat to the IS3.
Not without its flaws, Conqueror was quick in becoming affectionately respected by its crews and, even today it the very few running examples still arriving at shows, gets people on their tiptoes to look at this leviathan. A recovery variant was of course required to provide the muscle to retrieve these tanks should the need arise. Numbers were issued to British Tank units in relatively small numbers as a supplement to the Centurion Squadrons rather than to completely equip whole Regiments.
Soon the advent of the new concept in Mani Battle Tanks would herald the end of its service with the British army but it remains a beloved relic even today.
Capbadges can be added and the number plate can be personalised simply ask me.
#57- A3 Signed Print -'Cromwell'
Before the end of WW2 British Tanks were getting better. Britain had been building 'Infantry' Tanks to (as the name implies) support infantry in assaults. Then came the 'cruiser' Tanks the first attempts such as the A9, 10 and 13s not being very successful due to under arming and unreliability. Later in the war came Britain's fastest Cruiser seen here the 'Cromwell'. Very mobile and ideal for the medium reconnaisance role it was adopted for but, lacking the protection and sufficient punch to really threaten the heavier German tanks. The design would however very quickly give way to the highly successful 'Comet' and more modern 'Centurion' which, though arriving in 1945, was slightly too late for any action. This example pictured is of the 15/19th Kings Royal Hussars who became the 'recce' regiment supporting the mighty 11th Armoured Division in late 1944 joining in it's spearhead rush for the Baltic coast. Here the two Hull crewmen are enjoying a breath of fresh air while the commander scours the land ahead for their next objective.
Capbadges can be added and it can be personalised simply ask me.
#58- A4/A3 Signed Print -'Leopard 2'
I've been asked on numerous occasions whether I'll draw a Leopard 2 and so, here it is. The 'Leo 2' has continued on the success enjoyed by its predecessor Leopard 1 packing in new technology while maintaining a reputation for reliability and outstanding levels of mobility coupled with the 120mm smoothbore main armament. Undoubtedly an outstanding design and very popular across the world as the military sales figures will prove. Not only have European Armies invested in this German beast but it serves as far away as Canada. For it's fans, if you wish to buy a print, if you are not in the Bundeswehr and would like the cross removing and a unit capbadge or symbol can be added at no extra cost and it can be personalised with text if you'd like, simply ask me.