ID numberART23896
Collection typeArt
TitleChecking up on the R.T. of a Kittyhawk Fighter, before take-off
Measurementoverall: 37 cm x 41.6 cm; framed: 53.5 cm x 58.6 cm x 5 cm
Object typePainting
MakerDargie, William
Place madeNorth Africa: Western Desert, Libya, Cyrenaica, Bardia Area, Gambut
Date madeMarch 1942
Physical descriptionoil on hardboard
CopyrightAWM copyright
DescriptionA pilot standing on a wing of a Kittyhawk plane, looking into and checking the cockpit. Dargie noted, "The pilots' life may depend on his R.T. It must be perfect before he leaves the ground, and the member of the ground crew concerned sees to it that it is [underlined] perfect".