The Short Stirling was the RAF's first four-engined bomber to enter service and it served throughout WWII in many roles including bomber, minelayer, troop carrier and glider-tug. The lack of power produced by its engines severely limited the loads carried by Stirlings. On long-range trips such as Italy, even with a greatly reduced bomb load the aircraft could barely clear the Alps. Despite very large losses due to its operational limitations, those that flew this big, agile aircraft, came to respect and look upon it with it with affection.
Overall size: 19½" x 26"
Available in the following editions
Signed by Stirling pilot Flt. Lt.R. Livermore
Signed by Stirling pilots Flt. Lt.R. Livermore - Sqn. Ldr. Lawrence Goodman - Sqn. Ldr. W.E. Lucas