Limited Edition Greetings Card by Stephen Brown
The image, taken from a pencil drawing by Stephen Brown, features English Electric Lightning F.6 XS904 being attended by pilots and ground crew.
First entering service in 1960, the Lightning went on to equip RAF squadrons for 28 years. Its immense power and rapid rate of climb made it the ideal point interceptor and for most of the Cold War it formed the backbone of the UK's QRA (Quick Reaction Alert) unit. The Lightning is probably best know as the aircraft that would intercept USSR aircraft approaching UK air space, usually the Soviet Tupolev TU-95'Bear'. Lightning XS904 entered RAF service in 1967 and spent most of her operational life with 11 Squadron, before being acquired by the Lightning Preservation Group where she is an important is part of their collection of historic aircraft.
Printed on high quality, heavy-weight 400gsm card stock, each card is individually signed and numbered in pencil by the artist on the front in the lower white border. On the back of the card is a numbered Certificate of Authenticity that gives some information about the aircraft portrayed. Inside the card is left blank for your own message.
Available gift presented with a mount and clear wrap or mount and frame.
The mounted card will fit directly into any 10 x 8 inch ready-made frame - this is a widely available standard size. Alternatively they can be purchased from us ready fitted into a suitable frame - see options below. This card will also fit directly into a standard A5 size (8.25 x 5.75 inches) frame without needing a mount.
More info on framing for Limited Edition cards.
8 x 6 in (20 x 15 cm) overall, mounted 10 x 8 in (25 x 20 cm).
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