Wilf Hardy (biography)Medium:
Watercolour on BoardSize:
28" x 18" (710mm x 450mm)Date:
Signed by artist centreThis is the Signed unique original Watercolour painting by Wilf Hardy.
The history of the development of "swing-wing" aircraft. Superb aviation art by Wilf Hardy.
Left Panel 1: Russian aircraft with wings that telescoped. Panel 2: French Varivols that had extendable wing sections. Panel 3: Russian LiG 7 of 1937 also had telescopic wings. Panel 4: Russian fighter that took off as a bi-plane who's lower wing retracted into the upper making it a monoplane in regular flight.
Top: US Navy Grumman XF 10 F, inset Messerschmitt P11-01 which didn't get beyond the development stage at the end of World War II.
Main panel USAF Bell x-5 the world's first true Swing Wing aircraft.
Art from The Look and Learn Book of Speed and Power 1979. Please note that this large art board was folded vertically during the printing process or for mailing to the printer.