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Robert Taylor - Air Combat Paintings Volume V

Charles Walker
and Robert Taylor

Strike and Return

Strike and Return by Robert Taylor

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Another fine addition to the growing series of books featuring the work of the world’s leading aviation artist, Robert Taylor. A showcase for 32 images produced mainly between 2000 and 2005, this volume also contains a handful of paintings not yet seen as limited edition prints plus a great many pencil drawings. The colour plates are supplemented with many additional plates showing detail areas of the paintings. The quality and accuracy of detail in Robert’s work makes this another essential must-have volume for his  collectors around the world.

For the first time the publication of one of Robert’s books has been handled in-house by the Military Gallery (actually Griffon Publishing, their parent company), however they have kept the style, format and most importantly the excellent quality, in line with previous volumes. The book has been produced with the option of two different covers; an RAF version featuring the painting Band of Brothers and a USAAF version featuring Company of heroes.

Hellcat Fury

Hellcat Fury by Robert Taylor

Thunderheads Over Ridgewell

Thunderheads Over Ridgewell by Robert Taylor

After a Foreword by Air Commodore Peter Brothers and an introduction by Major Charles Metcalfe there is a short biography of the artist - a subject that has been covered in some depth in previous volumes. There then follows a section dedicated to Robert’s pencil drawings, a dozen excellent examples are introduced by the artist, many others are spread amongst the rest of the book.

Phantom Showtime by Robert Taylor

Reviewer’s Pick
A dramatic composition: Phantom Showtime is a fine portrayal of one of the most popular post war combat jets and is testament to the skills of an artist that, in one lifetime, has mastered both marine and aviation art.

RAF cover

Robert Taylor Air Combat Paintings Vol V RAF Cover

USAAF cover

Robert Taylor Air Combat Paintings Vol V USAAF Cover

Knights Move

Knights Move by Robert Taylor

Eagles on the
Channel Front

Eagles On The Channel Front by Robert Taylor

All images copyright Robert Taylor.



Foreword by Air Comm. Peter Brothers


The Drawings - by Robert Taylor


Intro by Major General Charles Metcalf


30 sections each named by print title


Robert Taylor by Charles Walker



Publishing Information - First Edition

Publisher: Griffon Int.

ISBN: 0-9549970-0-X

Released: 2005

Size: 14.5 x 11.5 inches

Pages: 128

Colour images: 46

Limited Edition Versions with Prints
Two different limited edition versions of Air Combat Paintings Volume V were also issued at the time of release in 2005.

RAF and Commonwealth Edition

The book was an RAF-cover version issued with the companion print Top Cover signed by Flight Lieutenant Edward Ted McGindle DFC and Squadron Leader FAO Tony Gaze DFC**.

The books of both editions were issued with a blue cloth slip case with the artist’s signature gold blocked on the front cover. The books were signed and numbered inside by the artist. The edition size for each was 600 plus 10 Remarques. The remarques carried a bookplate with the signatures of 12 top aviators of WWII.

USAAF Edition

The book was an USAAF-cover version issued with the companion print Little Friends signed by Lieutenant Colonel Clyde B East and First Lieutenant Leonard L Spivey.

Top Cover by Robert Taylor
Little Friends by Robert Taylor


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