A Schwarm of Bf109s from JG-52 are about to peel away and, with the battle-cry
‘Horrido!’ ringing in their ears, dive to attack the flight
of enemy aircraft spotted below. JG-52: the name alone brought terror
into the hearts of the Red Air Force pilots. By the end of the war the
Luftwaffe’s most successful Geschwader had claimed over 10,000 victories,
and from within its ranks emerged the top three scoring Aces in the history
of air combat; Gerhard Barkhorn, Gunther Rall and, of course, the highest
scorer of them all – Erich Hartmann.
Canvas size: 36” wide x 24” high
One of the few Luftwaffe units to fly the Bf109 exclusively throughout
the war, JG-52 spawned some of the most talented fighter pilots to take
to the sky, honing their skills as they were joined by older, more experienced
Aces, legendary names such as Batz, Graf, Steinhoff, Hrabak, Krupinski
Robert Taylor’s legendary painting, JG-52, is widely recognized
as one of the most iconic depictions of the Luftwaffe’s most famous
fighter wing and the original print edition, published in 1986, was personally
signed by many of those famous Aces and rightly commands high prices on
the secondary market.
Those prints and original signatures can of course never be replaced;
however this famous image is now available as a Masterwork on canvas
Each canvas is hand-signed by the artist Robert Taylor, stamped on the
back, hand-numbered and issued with a Certificate of authenticity.
STUDIO PROOF - GICLEE ON CANVAS
Edition Size - 75
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