Thunderflash Design

RAF Bassingbourn

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Presented in this poster are Gloster Javelin XA632 F(AW).4 research + development aircraft, latterly of 11 Squadron RAF, escorting a Handley-Page Victor nuclear bomber. The formidable Victor bomber, the only one of Bomber Command's three V-Bombers capable of faster-than-sound flight, had then only recently entered service (April 1958) whilst the troublesome Javelin all-weather, subsonic interceptor was in a continuous cycle of iterations since its introduction in February 1956 as various gremlins were ironed out. Regardless, both would've been proudly on display to an adoring public as Britain's deterrent to an aggressive USSR at the height of the Cold War.

The RAF Bassingbourn print is a digital replication of an original RAF open-day poster dating from 1958 as displayed in the print's final portfolio image. The artist's love of Cold War jets inspired this work, and the thought that the original hand drawn poster, which was discovered in a local antiques shop in the artist's home city of York, might be the last one of its kind in the World drove a desire to digitally preserve the design. The master from which the original print was made is hand drawn; I've tried to replicate the pencil effect in the digitised version.

If similar posters are in existence then please get in touch, Thunderflash would love to create more similar posters.

Size: 50cm x 70cm
Paper: 269 gsm matte litho-realistic paper
Catalogue Ref: 2018:WW.04/RAFB
Limited to a production run of 350 prints

Colours may vary slightly on paper from how they appear on the website.

Picture frames shown in site imagery may not be representative of available 50cm x 70cm frames. Please check with your local frame provider for more details. The artwork is packaged and posted in a triangular postal tube.

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