“First and Fastest Victory”

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This evocative Battle of Britain combat scene has been created by Czech aviation artist Vladimir Urbanek. Entitled “First and Fastest Victory”, the painting captures ...

This evocative Battle of Britain combat scene has been created by Czech aviation artist Vladimir Urbanek. Entitled “First and Fastest Victory”, the painting captures a victory of Hawker Hurricane Mk.I belonging to No. 312 (Czech) Fighter Squadron, over a Junkers Ju 88 on 8 October 1940. This was the unit’s first combat since its formation on 29 August 1940. The Ju 88 made a forced landing in a field on the opposite side of the Mersey, with both of its engines on fire.

Oil on canvas, 80×60 cm. This image is also available as a GiclĂ©e reproduction on canvas, via artist’s website at http://www.multiweb.cz/czfighters/
[Vladimir Urbanek, used by permission of the artist]

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