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Desert Cats

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RAF Jaguars, Operation DESERT STORM. Operation GRANBY. Operation WARDEN

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Royal Air Force Jaguars at low level over the Arabian desert, signed by 25 Jaguar pilots who flew on Operation GRANBY, Operation DESERT STORM and Operation WARDEN.

Faced with an unprecedented threat from AAA, surface-to-air missile systems and fighter aircraft, the Jaguar pilots who deployed to Thumrait, Oman, as the spearhead of Operation GRANBY/DESERT SHIELD in August 1990 trained as they expected to fight - at ultra-low level.  Flying at 480 knots at 20-30 feet with a full warload soon became  an everyday experience as the pilots sought to hone their skills at hiding below radar cover and out of sight of local air defences.

Michael Rondot's painting captures the speed and excitement of low-level operations as a pair of Jaguars loaded with 1000 lb Bombs and BL755 Cluster Bombs break formation and head down to the desert floor on a typical sortie. Each print in the edition is individually signed by 25 pilots from the RAF Coltishall Jaguar squadrons including all 3 squadron commanders. It is a great tribute to the engineers, pilots and the Jaguar aircraft itself, which proved so reliable and effective during these Operations.

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The edition is limited to 500 signed and numbered prints with 50 artist's proofs and remarques and 20 canvas prints.

Jaguar Badge

Signatures: Artist signed
 Signed by 25 Jaguar pilots

Signed and numbered: £75.00

Artist's Proof with a squadron badge drawing on the print border: £120.00

Remarque copies have a detailed drawing of a Jaguar with a squadron badge added to the print border: £235.00

Double remarque copies have two detailed drawings with squadron badges added to the print border: £300.00

Canvas print mounted on stretchers ready to drop into a frame. The image size is 30x20 inches: £300.00

NOTE: Canvas prints are produced on fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist and then mounted on high quality stretchers to replicate the look and feel of the original oil painting.  Each of these carefully crafted giclées is signed and numbered by the artist and pre-stretched ready to drop into a frame of your choice. Giclée Canvas Prints are individually produced to order. As a result, our normal delivery service does not apply. We will contact you as soon as your order is ready to discuss framing options and shipping costs. The standard image size is 30x20 inches but can be larger on request.

Framing service available: £85.00.

Order with a brown or distressed silver frame (see photos above).  Framing includes a cream black-core mount, glass and hanging fittings.
Framed prints are shipped in a carton and arrive ready to be displayed.

Canvas print Bespoke framing: £135.00.

 Bespoke framing for canvas prints is available to ensure the best framing choice for your artwork.

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Print Size

Print Size 71cm x 50cm

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