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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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 Sussex Coast, England, 16th August 1940.  For Donald MacDonald, Squadron leader of 64 Squadron, this particular day was fairly eventful.  Catching the JG54 fighters and III/KG55 bombers on the coast, he personally accounted for one Me109E destroyed, another damaged, and a third probable.  Continuing his attack he shared in the destruction of a He111P-2, and heavily damaged a second.

Spitfire! by David Pentland. (P)
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Neumunster, Germany, 24th March 1945.  Four days after his first flight in an Me262, ObLt. Walter Schuck and his wingman engaged an F5 Lightning escorted by two P51 Mustangs. His wingman downed the F5, and in the subsequent chase Schuck claimed the 2 Mustangs.

The New Steed by David Pentland. (P)
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 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)
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 B78 Eindhoven, Holland, 1st January 1945.  Major Heinz Bar, Kommodore of Jagdgeswader 3, bounces a flight of 438 Squadron RCAF Typhoons attempting to take off from Eindhoven airfield.  His attack was merely the start of a massed attack by the entire JG3, some 60 aircraft, which were only several minutes behind him.  Despite losing some 15 pilots killed or captured, the attack destroyed 44 aircraft on the ground, and 9 in the air, including 2 Typhoons by Major Bar.  An additional 60 were badly damaged.

Unhappy New Year by David Pentland. (P)
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 Borisov, Russia, 2nd July 1941.  The battle for Minsk lasted 12 days, when it ended 300,000 soviet troops had been taken prisoner.  In the air fierce battles were fought to smash an escape route to the citys defenders.  It was during this chaos that Gerd Barkhorn scored his first victory against a Soviet DB-3 bomber. He had flown 120 missions throughout the Battle of Britain, and only succeeded in being shot down himself.  It was only in Russia that his career really took off.  By the end of the war he was credited with 301 victories in 1104 missions.

Above the Cauldron by David Pentland. (P)
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A C130 Hercules MK1 from RAF Lynham Transport Wing, delivers a low level Brigade drop of Airbourne forces over Salisbury Plain.  The C130 Hercules is the workhorse of the Royal Air Force Air Transport (AT) fleet and is based at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, where it is operated by Nos 24, 30, 47 and 70 Squadrons.  The fleet totals 50 aircraft and is a mixture of C1/C3 aircraft and the new C-130J aircraft, designated C4/C5.

Dawn Descent by David Pentland. (P)
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 Tunisia, North Africa, 4th January 1943.  At 1600 hours, eight Fw190s from JG2 were scrambled from Kairouan airfield to intercept enemy aircraft flying recon over the Sbeitla and Fondouk areas.  The Allied formation came from Thelepte airfield and consisted of 6 Spitfires from the US 4th Fighter Squadron, 52 Fighter Group, and 6 Spitfires from the US 5th Fighter Squadron, 52nd Fighter Group, escorting 5 P-39s.  The Fw190s were south of Ousseltia when air combat with the escorting Spitfires began.  It was during this engagement that Staffelkapitan Oberleutnant Rudorffer <i>Yellow 1</i> of 6/JG2 claimed 2 of the American Spitfires.

African Expedition 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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 Ostrov, Latvia, 6th July 1941.  Tasked with supporting the advancing German ground forces through Latvia, the fighters of 9th Staffel JG54 were kept busy keeping the Red Airforce at bay.  On this occasion Oblt. Hans-Ekkehard Bob, downed 3 Tupolev SB-2 bombers during a single sortie. His 27th, 28th and 29th victories.

Bombers Bane by David Pentland. (P)
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Special Signatures

Albert Kerscher

Otto Carius

Gunther Rall

Hugo Broch



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.




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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 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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 While probing forward near Cagny on the initial day of the Goodwood offensive, Lt John Gorman, a troop commander of 2nd Armoured Battalion, Irish Guards, suddenly found himself confronted by a Tiger II and three Tiger Is of the elite 503rd Heavy Tank Battalion. Supported by only one other Sherman, and aware that their 75mm guns would be ineffective against such monsters, he gave the order to his driver to ram the King tiger. Gormans tank Ballyragget succeeded in colliding with its target before the Tigers 88mm gun could be brought to bear on his Sherman, and with both tanks immobilised the crews quickly abandoned their tanks. Lt. Gorman, however, was not finished and making his way off the field, he returned shortly afterwards with a Sherman Firefly, to finish off the stricken Tiger II and one of the Tiger Is. For this action he was awarded the Military Cross, and his driver L/Cpl Baron the Military Medal.

Prepare to Ram, Operation Goodwood, Normandy, 18th July 1944 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 88mm AA guns of the 23rd Flak Regiment, used as anti-tank guns by orders of Rommel himself, are shown firing on British Matilda tanks of 4th/7th Royal Tank Regiment.

Action at Arras, France, 21st May 1940 by David Pentland. (GS)
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 Projected nightfighter development of the Do 335 with DB603 LA Piston and He SO11A jet engines.

Heinkel / Dornier 535b by David Pentland. (GS)
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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. (GS)
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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. (GL)
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 Oberscharfuhrer Ernst Barkmann in Panther 401 accidentally found himself as the spearhead of the 2nd SS Panzer Divisions night assault on the crossroads at Manhay.  Initially mistaking a lone Sherman of US 7th Armoured Division as that of his own commander, he pulled alongside the enemy tank, and only realised his mistake when he noticed its unusual red interior lights.  In a brief close quarter fight he managed to destroy the M4 with the Panthers anti-personnel mortar (Panzergranate)  He then proceeded along the moonlit forest roads past a succession of surprised American units to Manhay and on towards Liege, having left several destroyed vehicles in his wake.  His appearance caused havoc in the US defences, culminating in a rout.

Night Drive to Manhay, Barkmann in the Ardennes, 24th December 1944 by David Pentland. (P)
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In the final moments of extra time of the game, the England number 10, Jonny Wilkinson slotted a perfect drop goal which clinched victory over Australia, winning 20 points to 17.

Rugby World Cup Final 2003 by David Pentland. (GL)
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 The battle for Prokhorovka marked the high water mark of the German southern drive for Kursk. At the apex of the thrust were the 14 tiger tanks of the 13 Heavy Tank Company, 1st SS Panzer Division Liebstandarte, led by Michael Wittman. Their advance was eventually thwarted, however, by the epic charge of the Soviet 29th Guards Tank Corps, as part of 5th Guards Tank Armys furious counter attack against the SS Tank Corps.

Clash of Steel, Prokhorovka, Kursk, 12th July 1943 by David Pentland. (GS)
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Robert the Bruces Scots army stand fast as the English knights attack. Robert the Bruce succeeds in defeating the English army at Stirling.  With the full might of Englands army gathered before the besieged Stirling Castle, Edward II Plantagenate is confident of victory. To the west of Bannockburn, Robert Bruce, King of Scots, kneels to pray with his men and commends his soul to God.  Patiently awaiting the coming onslaught in tightly packed schiltroms, his spearmen and archers are well prepared for battle. Unknown to the English, the open marsh of no mans land conceals hidden pits and calthrops, major obstacles for any mounted charge. Despite Cliffords and Beaumonts premature and unsuccessful attempt to relieve Stirling the day before, years of victory have caused the brave English knights to regard their Scottish foes with contempt. So, without waiting for the flower of the forest (archers) to weaken the enemy formations, the order is hurriedly given to attack! With one rush, hundreds of mounted knights led by the impetuous Earl of Gloucester, thunder headlong through the boggy ground straight for the impenetrable mass of spears, hurling themselves into defeat and death. With dash and courage the knights try to force a way through but the infantry stand firm. There is no room to manoeuvre. Everywhere horses and men crash to the ground. Casualties amongst the English nobility are horrific. Bruce seizes the moment and orders the exultant army to advance. The English recoil and are pushed back into the waters of the Bannockburn where many perish in the crush to escape the deadly melee. Edward II, his army destroyed, flees with his bodyguard for the safety of the castle but is refused refuge and has to fight his way south to England. For Robert Bruce and Scotland, victory is complete.

The Battle of Bannockburn by Brian Palmer (P)
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On the 11th January 1879, a British Force under the command of Lord Chelmsford crossed the Buffalo River into Zululand.  A small garrison was left at Rorkes Drift.  The force consisted of 1600 British troops, mainly from the 1st and 2nd Battalions 24th Regiment, and 2500 native soldiers.  A tented camp was established at Isandhlwana Hill.  At 4am on the morning of 22nd January, Lord Chelmsford took half his force to reconnoitre to southeast in search of main Zulu army.  Just after 8am a force of 25000 Zulu warriors attacked the remainder of the force in the camp.  Surprised, outnumbered by more than six to one, in a position offering little defence, the defenders were soon overpowered and a dreadful slaughter ensued.  A few men escaped and re-crossed the Buffalo River to safety.  Victoria Crosses were awarded to Lieutenants Melvill and Coghill, who saved the Queens Colour of the 1st/24th and to Private Wassell, 90th Foot, who saved a comrade while escaping across the Buffalo River.

Battle of Isandhlwana by Charles Fripp (GS)
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GIJL7094GS. La Promenade DArgenteuil by Claude Monet.
La Promenade DArgenteuil by Claude Monet. (GS)
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 Bill Townsends Lancaster O for Orange, returns safely on the morning of 17th May 1943 after the success of the daring raids on the dams of the Ruhr Valley.

O Safe Home by Ivan Berryman.
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 Two Republic P.47s of the 78th FG roar low over the Normandy beaches as the Allied invasion gets underway during Operation Overlord on 6th June 1944 as an LCT(5) Tank Landing Craft makes its break for the beach through a hail of enemy fire.  These craft were used at all the D-Day beaches, carrying mixed loads of vehicles and stores in almost impossible conditions.

The Dash for the Beach by Ivan Berryman. (GS)
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 Showing visible signs of her tangle with British cruisers at the Battle of the River Plate, the German pocket battleship Graf Spee slips into the neutral waters of the Montevideo roadstead accompanied by the Uruguayan gunboat Rio Negro for light repairs. (Damage can be seen on the hull and behind the Conning tower ) . This was to be the last haven for the Graf Spee which was later scuttled at the harbour mouth, her commander Kapitan zur See Langsdorff believing a large British fleet to be waiting for attempted escape into the South Atlantic.

Admiral Graf Spee enters Montevideo by Ivan Berryman (GS)
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 With assault troops on board, a king tiger from Schwere Panzer Abteilung 511 leads a Jagdpanther down a morning misty road May 1945.

Konigstiger Ausf B by Randall Wilson. (P)
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The Hindenburg Line known also as the Siegfried Line was a vast system of German defences in northeastern France between Lens and past Verdun.  Built over the winter of 1916 and 1917, the high command in Germany believed the Hindenburg line was was impregnable.  But in 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai it was temporarily broken by the British and Newfoundland troops.  Included in these forces were tank units, and the line was successfully breached a number of times during the hundred day offensive by the Allied forces in September 1918. Shown in this painting are the wounded being taken back behind lines by medical personnel as the reinforcements and supplies move forward.

Breaking the Hindenburg Line by J P Beadle. (Y)
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Leutnant Gottfried Fahrmann

Gottfried Fahrmann had been Macky Steinhoffs longstanding wingman and adjutant in their time together with JG77, which Steinhoff had commanded in Italy. Steinhoff had insisted that Fahrmann be brought into Gallands JV44 unit to continue as his wingman and was one of the original members of the squadron of experts. Together they led the first formation of JV44s Me262s on their journey south to Munich on March 31st 1945. After surviving being shot down by a P51 Mustang, Gottfried was taking off alongside Steinhoff when Macky had his terrible accident.

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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)
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%.


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