Flying Porcupine

£2.00

On 3 April 1940, N9046 was probably the aircraft which earned the Sunderland its ‘Fliegende Stachelschwein’ (Flying Porcupine) reputation, fighting off two, then four and another six Ju 88s which attempted to bomb a convoy it was escorting. The Sunderland limped back to base having shot down two of the Ju 88s. From an original by John Wynne Hopkins B.Ed AGAvA.

This 20.8cm x 14.7cm note card is blank inside for your own message, and features a unique and exclusive reproduction of John Wynne Hopkins’ painting ‘Flying Porcupine’.

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On 3 April 1940, N9046 was probably the aircraft which earned the Sunderland its ‘Fliegende Stachelschwein’ (Flying Porcupine) reputation, fighting off two, then four and another six Ju 88s which attempted to bomb a convoy it was escorting. The Sunderland limped back to base having shot down two of the Ju 88s. From an original by John Wynne Hopkins B.Ed AGAvA.

This 20.8cm x 14.7cm note card is blank inside for your own message, and features a unique and exclusive reproduction of John Wynne Hopkins’ painting ‘Flying Porcupine’.

John WYnne Hopkins B.Ed AGAvA is a recognised military aviation artist who has paintings in collections across the world. He painted for numerous British Army Regiments as well as regiments of other countries. John has visited numerous war zones while gathering sketches, information and photographs for his commissions. His other passion is painting Welsh landscapes enplein air.

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