Lightning Cold War Intercept by Michael Rondot

Lightning Cold War Intercept by Michael Rondot

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A pair of Lightning fighters, accompanied by a Victor tanker, intercept a Soviet Tu-95 Bear somewhere over the North Sea during the Cold War.

Lightnings XR728 and XS904 served with distinction as front-line air defenders from 1967 until retirement in 1988 and are maintained by the Lightning Preservation Group at Bruntingthorpe airfield in Leicestershire.

The Signatures

All prints are signed and numbered by the artist and countersigned by:

LIGHTNING PILOTS

  • Air Commodore JOHN SPENCER CBE AFC. Commanding Officer No. 11 Squadron and Royal Air Force Binbrook.
  • Marshal of the Royal Air Force SIR KEITH WILLIAMSON GCB AFC. Commanding Officer No. 23 Squadron and Royal Air Force Gutersloh.
  • Flight Lieutenant IAN BLACK No. 11 Squadron, LTF, the last RAF Lightning pilot.

GCI FIGHTER CONTROLLER

  • Flight Lieutenant CARL LAMB. Royal Air Force Neatishead.

VICTOR TANKER PILOTS

  • Squadron Leader BOB TUXFORD AFC. Victor pilot 1970-1982, ETPS. Captain of Victor XL189, Black Buck 1

The Artist Proofs and Remarques are additionally signed by:

LIGHTNING PILOTS

  • Squadron Leader RON BLACKBURN MBE. No. 23 Squadron, 226 Operational Conversion Unit.
  • Squadron Leader PETE BEDWIN MBE. No. 29 Squadron, No. 74 Squadron, 226 Operational Conversion Unit.
  • Air Commodore BOB LIGHTFOOT AFC. No. 74 Squadron, 226 OCU, No. 29 Squadron, Officer Commanding No. 5 Squadron.
  • Group Captain ED DURHAM. No. 74 Squadron, No. 23 Squadron, Officer Commanding No. 92 Squadron.
  • Group Captain BRUCE HOPKINS AFC. Officer Commanding No. 23 Squadron.

VICTOR TANKER PILOTS

  • Squadron Leader DICK RUSSELL AFC. Victor pilot 1962-1991. AAR pilot on Martin Withers' Vulcan XM607, Black Buck 1.

SOVIET UNION AIR DEFENCE FORCES

  • Colonel ALEXEY KORKACH. Soviet Air Force MiG 23 & MiG 29 pilot & squadron commander 1976-1992. Current Russian Air Force MiG 29 pilot.

The Editions

  • 150 Limited Edition 95
  • 25 Artist Proofs 150
  • 25 Remarques 235

Overall print size: 27.5" X 17.5"

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