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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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 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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 Franco-German border, 22md November 1939.  While flying a routine border <i>Frei Jagd</i> for some reconnaissance Dorniers, eight Me109s of 3./JG2 were engaged by fourteen French Curtiss Hawks of GC II/4.  During the ensuing dogfight, the first combat for the Richthofen Geschwader since WW1, two of the French fighters were shot down.  The first by Lt Helmut Wick, was flown by the French ace Adjutant Camille Plubeau (14 victories) the other by Ofw Erwin Kley.  Wick was to go on to become one of the great aces of the Battle of Britain, achieving 56 victories before his death in November 1940.

First Combat by David Pentland. (P)
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 Leutnant Walter <i>Count Punski</i> Krupinski of 4 Staffel, JG52 downs a Soviet R5 biplane on 25th September 1942.  By the end of the day, 4 enemy aircraft would fall prey to his guns.  One month later he received the Ritterkreutz having claimed 56 victories.

The Count by David Pentland. (P)
- £310.00
 The image shows Lancaster AJ-P attacking the Mohne dam.  Alongside is the portrait of AJ-P pilot Flt Lt H B Martin.  This aircraft was the third to attack the Mohne dam, and although the bomb was dropped successfully, it veered to the side of the dam and exploded off target.  The aircraft returned safely.<br><br><b>Crew of <i>P for Popsie</i> :</b><br><br>Pilot : Flt Lt H B Martin<br>Flight Engineer : Plt Off I Whittaker<br>Navigator : Flt Lt J F Leggo<br>Wireless Operator : Flg Off L Chambers<br>Bomb Aimer : Flt Lt R C Hay<br>Front Gunner : Plt Off B T Foxlee<br>Rear Gunner : Flt Sgt T D Simpson.

Tribute to the 617 Sqn Dambusters Crew of Lancaster AJ-P by David Pentland. (P)
- £360.00
 Riga, Latvia, 30th June 1944.  Recently promoted Leutnant Otto <i>Bruno</i> Kittel. of 3 Staffel, JG54, chases his quarry at treetop level during a late evening sortie.  The downing of this flying tank brought his tally on this day to 4, a Yak, a P39 and two Sturmoviks.  Although not well known, Kittel was the fourth highest ranking ace, with 267 victories to his credit, including some 94 of the dreaded Sturmoviks.

Hunting Sturmoviks by David Pentland. (P)
- £320.00
 Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC of No. 87 Sqn is ferried back to the airfield of No.87 Sqn in a Master aircraft on 19th August 1942 after his Hurricane made a forced landing at East Den.

Taxi Service by David Pentland. (P)
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 Flt Lt Alex Thom DFC of No. 87 Sqn in his Hurricane (LK-M) encounters heavy ground fire on a mission over the Allied raid on Dieppe on 19th August 1942.

Operation Jubilee by David Pentland. (P)
- £310.00
 Lancaster of 617 Sqn refueling at Scampton, May 1943, in preparation for Operation Chastise.

Topping Up by David Pentland. (P)
- £325.00
 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)
- £300.00
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Hugo Broch

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Century of Tanks 1916 -2016 is now available!

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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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LATEST DAVID PENTLAND RELEASES

 Ardennes, Belgium 10th May 1940. Belgian infantry manning a Hochkiss machine gun await the advancing German army. The Hochkiss M1914 although outdated by 1940 was still a heavy and rock-steady combination of gun and tripod, the world's first efficient air-cooled machine gun, known for its reliability and accuracy.

Defending the Homeland by David Pentland.
 France, 23rd May 1940. The advance guard of Pz38t tanks, 1st Panzer Division enter the little village of Hames-Boucres, on the road to Calais.

The Road to Calais by David Pentland.
 Northern France, 1st June 1940. Beleaguered troops of the BEF, fight a delaying action against the German encirclement of the doomed town.

Rearguard at Dunkirk by David Pentland.
 Northern France, 22nd May 1940. Sdkfz 222 light armoured cars of the SS Leibstandarte Regiment drive along French lanes on a reconnaissance patrol for the forces of General Heinz Guderian on their advance towards the French coast.

Wittmann on Patrol by David Pentland.

 May 1940. At the forefront of the German panzer divisions and leading the advances into France were the Kradschutzen Truppen or motorcycle troops. Although mainly acting in the reconnaissance role they also had the firepower to hold objectives until reinforced.

Motorcycle Attack by David Pentland.
 May 1940. Designed by Renault to replace the ageing FT-17 in the light infantry tank support role, as such it was relatively heavily armoured and was armed with a low velocity 37mm gun. Like all French tanks of this time it used a single man turret, which put the commander/gunner under considerable pressure in combat. The R.35 entered service with the French army in 1935, and in 1940 it was upgraded to the R-40. In all 900 Renault tanks were in service when the Germans invaded.

De Gaulle's Defenders by David Pentland.
 France, 15th-17th May 1940. The French offensive at Stonne was of vital importance following the German capture of Sedan. The French could use it as a base from which to launch long-term attacks on the enemy bridgeheads. In this innocuous town, a vicious two-day battle took place in which the Germans came face to face with the premier French tank, the Char B-Bis for the only time. One of these tanks, commanded by Pierre Billotte, proved invulnerable to German anti-tank fire and took 140 hits, and knocked out 13 German tanks. The town changed hands 17 times but ultimately the French failed to hold it.

Char B at Stonne by David Pentland.
DP0261. Last Stand at Calais by David Pentland. France, 23rd May 1940. British Cruiser Mark IA CS (A9) tanks and Bren Carriers of A squadron, 3RTR, 1st Armoured Division, line the road south of Calais, prior to being sent south to secure the bridges on the St. Omer canal. The British column of tanks failed to reach its objective, encountering the advance guard of 1st Panzer Division near the little village of Hames-Boucres, and after an inconclusive afternoon battle fell back towards Calais in the early evening.

Last Stand at Calais by David Pentland.

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 A joint arms search by members of 3rd Battalion Ulster Defence Regiment and officers of the Royal Ulster Constabulary.

Search on the Quoile, 1985 by David Pentland.
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 At 0154am, Pilot officer Les Knight in Avro Lancaster AJ-N transmitted the codeword Dinghy, the signal that the Eder Dam had been successfully breached. Although the target was undefended by flak, its location made it extremely difficult to hit. In fact, four of the five aircraft involved in the attack failed in their attempts and Knights was the last available aircraft carrying the last available bomb!
Target Y The Eder Dam Raid, The Ruhr Valley, 17th May 1942 by David Pentland.
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 Wing Commander Roland Beamont in his personal Tempest V, intercepted and downed his first V1 Buzzbomb on the night of June 22nd, 1944, over south east England. As Commander of 150 wing and others he went on to shoot down a total of 30 V1 flying bombs, 8 enemy aircraft and 35 locomotives destroyed plus one minesweeper sunk.
A Buzz for Beamont by David Pentland. (Y)
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 Martin Mauler in a hypothetical attack on a Soviet Cruiser. The aircraft attained limited production and use, but never saw action.

Cuban Crisis 1960s by David Pentland. (GS)
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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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 Two days into Operation Desert Storm (G+2), and the allied VII Corps had wheeled through southern Iraq towards the Kuwait border. In the centre of the advance were the men and tanks of the US 3rd Armored Division and 2nd Cavalry Regiment supported by the 1st Infantry Division. The greatest glory though, went to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, who after an initial encounter with 10 Iraqi T72 tanks all of which were destroyed near longitudinal line 60 (Easting 60), moved on until the bulk of the battle occurred at 73 Easting. Despite having to fight in almost zero visibility due to dust storms and nightfall, the regiments M2A2, M3A2 Bradleys, and M1A1 Abrams decimated the opposing elements of the Iraqi crack Tawakalna Republican Guard Division and 12th Armoured Division. Their success was followed up by the 1st Infantry Division who carried on the attack to take Objective Norfolk the following morning, and by the 3rd Armored Division to the north who engaged and destroyed other brigades of the Tawakalna and 12 Armoured Divisions.

The Battle of 73 Easting, Iraq, 26th February 1991 by David Pentland. (P)
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 A handful of Tigers from 2nd Kompanie SS Schwere Panzer Abteilung 101 halted the advance of the British 7th Armoured Division, The Desert Rats, outside the little Norman village of Villers Bocage.  Prowling through the streets of the village, the solitary tank of Hauptsturmfuhrer Michael Wittmann knocked out most of the 4th County of London Yeomanrys regimental HQ Stuart and Cromwell tanks, before falling victim to a 6pdr anti-tank gun.  Wittmann survived the battle but was killed a month later on August 8th 1944.

Counter Attack at Villers Bocage 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.
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 The 16th / 5th shown during the operation Objective Lead, The Gulf war 26th February 1991.
Scimitars of the 16th / 5th Queens Royal Lancers in Action by David Rowlands. (GL)
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 Gneisenau returns to Kiel harbour after participating in Operation Nord Mark. With number one bowline secured crew crew prepares to bring the ship alongside.

K.M.S. Gneisenau - Stand by The Bowlines by Randall Wilson (GL)
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 Albatros C.III C.766/16 was among the most distinctively-painted aircraft of World War 1, its fuselage sides decorated with a dragon motif on the starboard side and a stylised crocodile on the other, both apparently chasing a tiny white biplane. This was the aircraft shared by Erwin Bohme and his observer, Leutnant Ladermacher while serving with Jasta 10 on the Eastern Front in August 1916. Bohme was soon chosen to fly with the great Oswald Boelke with Jasta 2, the latter being tragically killed in a collision with Bohme on 28th October during an aerial combat with DH.2s of 24 Sqn. This tragedy haunted Bohme for many months to come, but he went on to score 24 confirmed victories before falling victim to an FK.8 on 29th September 1917. Their Albatros C.III is shown picking off a Russian Nieuport 12, his first kill on 2nd August 1916.

Leutnant der Reserve Erwin Bohme by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 HMS Glorious and HMS Repulse fire opening salvos against the German cruiser Pillau at the Heligoland Bight 17th November 1917.

Engage by Randall Wilson. (GS)
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A Viking raiding party comes ashore from their Viking longboat on the western coast of England, 890 A.D.

Sons of Odin by Chris Collingwood (GL)
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GIFP3244GS.  On the Falloch by Sidney Richard Percy.
On the Falloch by Richard Sidney Percy (GS)
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GIFP1455GS.  A Lakeside Gathering by Henry John Boddington.
A Lakeside Gathering by Henry John Boddington (GS)
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 RAF Mosquitos attack a German supply train.

Mosquito Bite by Geoff Lea. (P)
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Thilo Bode (deceased)

Thilo Bode was a rather young U-boat commander in the sense that the first of his two patrols started on 1st May 1944 until 30th September 1944 and the second was from 1st October 1944 to 8th May 1945. His boat served as a weather boat for about three months in the northern part of the North Atlantic where his only job was to report three times each day the weather encountered in his area because they had no weather stations in the area. While a boring job, this was the only way the German High Command could get first hand information about the weather in the area. Since some 90% of the weather in Northwestern Europe originates in that area, this information was extremely important to both the U-boat and Luftwaffe commands. Bode never sighted a single Allied vessel. His second patrol was in the North American waters. The High Command assigned him to that area with the idea that surveillance had been considerably relaxed after the German submarine war had practically come to an end due to the defeat of the German submarine arm. Again, he had no contact with any Allied vessels until he was ordered to surrender. He surrendered U-858 to the USS Pilsbury on 14th May 1945. Crew of the American ship boarded the U-858 and she was taken to be docked near Ft Miles, Delaware, where the crew were held prisoner. Later she was taken to the Philadelphia Naval Yard and was scuttled near the end of 1947 after being used for torpedo trials off the coast of New England. The crew of U-858 suffered no losses from accidents, combat or other causes. His boat was laid down by A G Weser shipyards in Bremen on 11th December 1942, commissioned on 30th September 1943 and was one of 87 of the IXC/40 type boats commissioned. The U-858 carried 22 torpedoes and had 6 tubes 4 in the bow and 2 in the stern. It carried a crew of between 48 and 56 men and had a top speed of 19 knots on the surface and 7 knots submerged. She could submerge to a maximum of 755 feet. Maximum range was 13,850 miles. Thilo Bode was awarded the Spanish Cross in Bronze on 6th June 1939, the Iron Cross, 2nd Class in 1940, the Destroyer War Badge in 1941, the U=Boat War Badge in Silver in 1943, and the Iron Cross, 1st Class, also in 1943. Thilo Bode died 3rd January 2014 at the age of 95.

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