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Welcome to the dedicated website for Military and Aviation art prints by David Pentland. Original military paintings by David Pentland are available from Cranston Fine Arts.

 

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 As the four P51D Mustangs of Major William T Haltons Yellow Flight, 487th Fighter Squadron took off from Asch, they found themselves in the middle of a massive German attack.  That New Years Day the Luftwaffe had launched hundreds of aircraft in low level raids against the allied airfields across Northern France and Belgium.  The unexpected take-off by the 487th however, ended Jagdgeswader 11s chances of success, with Yellow Flight alone claiming 9 enemy aircraft destroyed.

Dogfight over Asch, Belgium, 09.20 a.m., New Years Day, 1st January 1945 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Bf109 G2 of Major Gunther Rall pursues and downs an unidentified Soviet aircraft over the Caucasus, Russia, early Autumn 1943. Rall went on to become the third highest scoring ace of all time, with 275 victories in only 621 missions.

No Escape by David Pentland. (P)
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 6th August 1945, Col. Paul Tibbets puts his aircraft, Enola Gay, into a violent turn to evade the blast of the atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. This marked a turning point in the war and history.

Turning Point by David Pentland. (P)
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 Berlin, Germany, 24th April 1945.  Following an escort mission near the capital, the Ta152H of Stabsschwarm JG301 encountered a group of Soviet Yak 9s.  In the ensuing dogfight, Hauptmann Hermann Stahl was shot sown while Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke <i>Green 9</i> and Oberfeldwebel Walter Loos <i>Green 4</i> claimed 2 Yaks destroyed each.

Last Days by David Pentland. (P)
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 Southern England, 19th August 1942.  Alex Thom arrives safely at the airfield of No.87 Squadron in a Miles Master.  He would immediately take off to return to Dieppe in Hurricane LK-A, seen in the background.

Air Taxi by David Pentland. (P)
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 Gazelle of Army Air Corps 661 Squadron on a reconnaissance mission for British 7th Armoured Division during Operation Desert Storm.

Desert Gazelle by David Pentland. (P)
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 Robrough, Southern England, August 1940.  Pilots of 247 Squadron, tasked with defending   Plymouth, race to their Gloster Gladiator IIs in response to an intruder alert.  Originally stationed in the Shetlands the squadron had been sent south to support the hard pressed units of fighter command during the Battle of Britain.

Scramble by David Pentland. (P)
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 160th SOAR, 'Nightstalkers', MH-6J 'Little Bird' and a small squad of Special Forces D-Boys fly low en route to their target in Afghanistan.

Some Little Birds Fly at Night by David Pentland. (P)
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 Berlin, Germany, 24th March 1944.  While taking part in what was to be the last major RAF bombing raid on the German capital, Avro Lancaster AS-C of 166 Squadron was unlucky to have both port engines hit by flak.  As the crew prepared to bale out, the aircraft again came under fire, this time by an enemy nightfighter.  Knocked unconscious by one of the fighters shells, mid gunner Sgt. W.H. Burnell was trapped in the doomed bomber as it fell to the ground from 25,000 ft.  Unbelievably he survived and apart from bruising his only injury was a gashed head from the stray shell.

Night of Strong Winds by David Pentland. (P)
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Albert Kerscher

Otto Carius
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Gunther Rall

Hugo Broch

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Century of Tanks 1916 -2016 is currently in production and is available to pre-order at a special pre-publication price of 20 from this website.

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2016 marks the first centenary of the Tank and to commemorate this anniversary renowned military artist David Pentland has drawn from his vast archives of paintings and drawings to illustrate the evolution of this powerful and deadly weapon in combat over the last hundred years. For the purposes of this book the definition of a tank has been limited to that of a fully tracked armoured vehicle, which usually carries a turret armed with a main gun. Omitted therefore, are assault guns, self-propelled anti-tank and artillery vehicles which may be returned to in a future volume. 

This 112-page limited edition hardback book is approximately 11 inches x 8.5 inches in size and comprises around 50 of David's tank artworks, with some brand new pieces included.  Each book is signed by David Pentland.

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One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading artists.  As you browse his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition.  David's paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.

 

 

 

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 2016 marks the first centenary of the Tank and to commemorate this anniversary renowned military artist David Pentland has drawn from his vast archives of paintings and drawings to illustrate the evolution of this powerful and deadly weapon in combat over the last hundred years. For the purposes of this book the definition of a tank has been limited to that of a fully tracked armoured vehicle, which usually carries a turret armed with a main gun. Omitted therefore, are assault guns, self-propelled anti-tank and artillery vehicles which may be returned to in a future volume.

Century of Tanks 1916 - 2016 by David Pentland. (C)
 North Africa, 18th November 1941.  Italian Autoblinda armoured cars of Gen. Gambara's XX Mobile Corps trade shots with forward reconnaissance elements of the British 22nd Armoured Brigade, during the initial hours of Operation Crusader.  Their quick withdrawal to report their contact would give the Italian main force a timely warning of the unexpected attack.

Enemy Ahead by David Pentland. (PC)
 The Fezzan, Libya, North Africa, November, 1942.  The Italian Reparto Celere 3 of the 'Raggruppamento Sahariano AS', was the first unit to be equipped with the unique Camionetta 42 'Sahariana'.  The platoon was used for patrols and had its first clashes with the LRDG on 17 November, when it lost one Sahariana, and on 25 November, when it succeeded in destroying four out of the eight enemy vehicles it encountered.

The Hunters by David Pentland. (PC)
  Bir El Gubi , North Africa, 4th December 1941.  Young soldiers of the 'Giovani Fascisti' Division man a 47mm Breda Anti Tank gun during bitter fighting against the 4th Indian Division.  Comprised of volunteers aged from 17 to 21, the GGFF, earned a reputation for bravery, and the nickname <i>Mussolini's Boys</i>.

Mussolini's Boys by David Pentland. (PC)

 Egypt, North Africa, 13th - 20th September 1940.  Carro Veloce L3 /33 tankettes and MVSN Blackshirts advance into Egypt from Libya as part of the long awaited offensive by the Italian 5th and 10th Armies in North Africa.

Objective Cairo by David Pentland. (PC)
  Gabes, Tunisia, 21st November 1942.  Following the capture of Thelepte and its airfield by US paratroops, Axis forces responded by sending German paratroops to Gafsa, and a scratch force of Italians to occupy Gabes.  This force designated '50 Special Brigade' consisted of 6th Infantry Battalion, 557th Semovente Group, (75/18 Assault Guns), and the 15th Armoured Battalion from the Centauro Armoured Division plus 3 Artillery battalions.

Special Brigade 50 by David Pentland. (PC)
 British Somaliland, 1940.  Italian Carro Amato M11/39 tanks of the 'Compania Speciale Carri M' advance on the British held town of Zeila.  These where only one of two medium tank companies of 12 tanks each which were deployed in Africa Orientale (Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somaliland) by the Italian Army.

The Road to Zeila by David Pentland. (PC)
 North Africa, 30th September - 6th November 1942.  During the final battle at El Alamein the Italian paratroopers of the 185th <i>Folgore</i> Parachute Division held the southern end of the Axis defence line down to the Qattara Depression.  For several days they repelled constant attacks by a succession of Commonwealth units including the vaunted 7th Armoured Division, <i>The Desert Rats</i>.  All of this ended on November 6th, when the last organized group commanded by Colonel Camosso and Major Zanninovich, surrounded by British tanks, finished its ammunition reserves.  From an initial strength of 5,000, only 306 paratroopers were still alive.  For their bravery, the British gave them the singular honour of allowing the Folgore survivors to retain their weapons on their surrender.

Folgore at El Alamein by David Pentland. (PC)

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Captain Fields 2 Scimitar and 2 Scorpion light tanks of 3 Troop The Blues and Royals along with the Milan platoon, provide vital covering fire for 2 Paras assault on the North Spur Wireless Ridge (Apple Pie)  Following lessons learned at Goose Green additional support was available from artillery, mortars, machine guns and even HMS Ambuscade.  Despite the attack being conducted at night, with frequent snow flurries, and minefields, all the objectives were taken, and at first light the road to Port Stanley lay open and unopposed.

Battle for Wireless Ridge, Falklands, 13th June 1982 by David Pentland. (P)
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 Sturmgeschutz IIIF of Stug Battalion Grossdeutschland, and supporting infantry from GD Regiment 1 battle against Soviet forces defending the strategically important city of Voronezh on the Don. Combined arms operations such as this proved the value of the assault gun, which took a terrible toll on enemy armour and men alike.

Assault on Voronezh, Russia, 2nd - 7th July 1942 by David Pentland. (F)
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 King Tigers of Kampfgruppe von Rosen, 3rd Company Heavy Tank Battalion 503, preparing to move out from the Tisza bridgehead to counter Soviet pressure on German forces attacking to the northwest at Debrecen during the first battles to defend the Hungarian capital of Budapest.

Tigers in the Mist by David Pentland.
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 Helmand Province, Afghanistan, July 2008.  A specialist search team of Royal Engineers, 2 PARA, and Army Dog Unit clear the route of Improvised Explosive Devices during a routine patrol in the Sangin area.

The Hidden Enemy by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Rumanian IAR 80c on a tactical reconnaissance mission is intercepted and shot down by a Soviet YAK3 over the river Dnepr.

Duel on the Dnepr, Southern Russia, Summer 1943 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 El Alamein, October 28th 1943, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel discusses the critical battle situation with the Commanding Officer of the 21st Panzer Division, in front of his Kampfstaffel.  This personal mobile headquarters comprised a variety of vehicles including a radio Panzer III, SDKfz 232 radio armoured car, Rommels famous SDKfz 250/3 communications half-track GREIF and captured British Honey light tanks.

The Desert Fox by David Pentland. (GL)
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 Soviet Ace Stefanov claims two Italian SM81 Bombers during a night interception over Barcelona, Spanish Civil War 1937.

Patrule De Noche by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Having made contact the previous evening with troops of 4th Infantry Division pushing inland from Utah Beach, paratroopers of the 101st Airborne division The Screaming Eagles help mop up the pockets of German resistance in their general advance towards Carentan.

Screaming Eagles in Normandy, 7th June 1944 by david Pentland. (GS)
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GIFP1369GS. A Summers Day by Hopkins Horsley.
A Summers Day by Hopkins Horsley. (GS)
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DHM1432GL.  Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy.
Flora MacDonalds Farewell to Bonnie Prince Charlie by George William Joy (GL)
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The battle of Killiecrankie fought during the first Jacobite uprising of 1689.

Killiecrankie 1689 by Alan Herriot.
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 The Battle at Rorke's Drift, also known as the Defence of Rorke's Drift, was an action in the Anglo-Zulu War.  The defence of the mission station of Rorke's Drift, under the command of Lieutenant John Chard of the Royal Engineers, immediately followed the British Army's defeat at the Battle of Isandlwana on 22nd January 1879, and continued into the following day, 23rd January.  150 British and colonial troops successfully defended the garrison against an intense assault by approximately 2000 Zulu warriors.  The intense and noisy Zulu attacks on Rorke's Drift came very close to defeating the tiny garrison, but were ultimately repelled by blasts of Martini-Henry rifle fire-and some smart bayonet work-with  some guts behind the bayonet thrusts!  Eleven Victoria Crosses were awarded to the defenders, along with a number of other decorations and honours.  Of particular note in the painting is the dog 'Pip' - he survived Isandlwhana by retreating along the fugitive's trail to Rorke's Drift.  During the Zulu attacks on Rorke's drift, Pip did his part in the defence - by jumping on the mealie bag parapets and barking at Zulus- who were hiding in the long grass and sneaking up to the defences, then biting any Zulu who came within range.  Unfortunately Pip was not officially recognised for his part in the action.  He was not awarded a VC, on the basis that he was a volunteer canine that accompanied an officer, rather than a War Office issued canine.  Conversely, if Pip had been killed, then he would not have been officially listed as a casualty, as he accompanied the army in a strictly private capacity.  British army horses were in a different category as they were War Office issue, therefore the loss of a horse in action, or to disease, carried a financial liability for the War Office.

The Defence of Rorke's Drift by Jason Askew. (GM)
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VAR308.  Officer de Chasseur Cheval by Theodore Gericault.

Officer de Chasseur Cheval by Theodore Gericault.
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After having shoot down an Albatros DV over Ypres, captain Billy Barker in his personal aircraft B6313 leads his flight of novices in loose formation back to Allied Lines. Flying West into the early evening sun against the back drop of a dramatic skyline the four Sopwith Camels head back to their base at St Omer.

Patrolling the Line by Gerald Coulson. (Y)
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Last stand of General Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn. General George Armstrong Custer and the 7th cavalrys last stand at the battle of Little Big Horn.

Battle of the Little Big Horn by Brian Palmer (General Custer) (P)
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 The Macchi C.205V <i>Veltro</i> of Capitano Adriano Visconti, the Commanding Officer of 1a Squadriglia, 1° Gruppo Caccia, ANR, is shown taking off for another mission in the Spring of 1944, the Italian ace amassing ten victories in the course of his career.

Tribute to Capitano Adriano Visconti by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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Lieutenant Colonel Archie F Maltbie DFC

Flying with the Hell Hawks from May 1944 he was forced to bail out in August after shooting down an Me109 which exploded. Evading capture he returned to the unit. As well as ground attack missions he also downed a Ju88 on 15th March 1945.

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Pilot Signed P51 Mustang Art Prints by Gerald Coulson and David Pentland.
Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.

Top Cover by Gerald Coulson.
Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)

Dove of Peace by David Pentland. (D)
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US Airborne Paratrooper Prints by Robert Taylor and David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor. (AP)
Holding the Line by David Pentland.

Holding the Line by David Pentland.
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D-Day Airborne Assault Prints by David Pentland and Robert Taylor.
A Foothold in France by David Pentland.

A Foothold in France by David Pentland.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
Day Drop - Stick 21 by Robert Taylor.
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Flying Fortress Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian and David Pentland.
Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian.
Deadly Pass by David Pentland.

Deadly Pass by David Pentland.
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82nd Airborne Paratrooper Military Prints by David Pentland.
Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.

Here Come the Cavalry by David Pentland.
Chuting Up by David Pentland.

Chuting Up by David Pentland.
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US Airborne Forces in Normandy Prints by Richard Taylor and David Pentland.
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
Liberation - Sainte Mere Eglise by Richard Taylor. (AP)
First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)

First to Fight by David Pentland. (AP)
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B-25 Mitchell Aviation Art Prints by Anthony Saunders and David Pentland.
Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.

Battle of the Brenner by Anthony Saunders.
Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.

Doolittle Raider, Tokyo, April 18th 1942 by David Pentland.
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David Pentland

David Pentland

One of Europe's Leading Military and Aviation Artists, David Pentland has produced a wealth of Paintings for Cranston Fine arts, who are proud to have David as one of their leading Artists. As you browse down his wonderful work you may be interested to know that many of the Paintings are still available, and to a collector his work would certainly be a valuable addition. David's Paintings have gone up in value over the past 2 years, and have seen a growth in value of nearly 100%.



David with one of his original paintings in the originals gallery at Cranston Fine Arts, and at a print signing session with a print of one of his pencil drawings.

 

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