The Art of Chris French FGAvA

Professional Aviation and Military Artist

Adhara over Kilimanjaro

Bristol Britannia over Kilimanjaro

Bristol Britannia C1 XL658 of 511 Squadron RAF Transport Command climbs against the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania in the mid 1960s. Britannias played a key strategic lift role during Rhodesia's struggle for independence, including supplying Zambia with oil which was affected by the embargo placed on Rhodesia.

The glaciers and ice fields on Kilimanjaro may well disappear by the mid 21st century due to climate change, never again to appear as it is shown in the painting. Oil on canvas.

Commissioned work. Sold.

All images copyright Chris French FGAvA.

Professional Aviation and Military Artist

Bristol Britannia over Kilimanjaro

The Art of

Chris French FGAvA

Professional Aviation and Military Artist

Bristol Britannia over Kilimanjaro