Commissioned for the cover of Cross and Cockade magazine, the WWI Historical Reference, the image shows a BE2c attacking a French rail yard during the conflict. The type made its first flight on 1st February 1912. The BE2c was the first aircraft to carry an airborne radio transmitter and was also the very first aircraft to conduct artillery guidance trials on Salisbury Plain.
Although at the time it was deemed a worthwhile airframe to make full use of, with several modifications in it's lifetime, one can only be left wondering why it took designers so long to realise the advantage of actually having the gunner in the back seat!
Artist signed limited edition of 500 giclee prints - image size 15" x 11", overall size 16½" x 14"