On August 5, 1944, following a successful attack on Japanese forces just north of Changsha, P-40 Warhawks of the75th and 16th Fighter Squadrons, 23rd F.G., are attacked by enemy Nakajima fighters and a massive dog-fight has developed over the Hsiang Chiang river with aircraft wheeling and turning in all directions. The action is set against the distinctive, haunting landscape of Southern China, Robert’s panoramic canvas capturing all the atmosphere of a crucial aerial campaign fought in the skies above a distant land so many years ago.
THE LIMITED EDITION
The edition is individually numbered and personally signed by the artist, along with the following five Aces of the Flying Tigers:
Major General JOHN ALISON – 8 victories
Colonel DAVID “TEX” HILL – 18 ¼ victories
Lieutenant Colonel DON LOPEZ – 5 victories
Colonel ED RECTOR – 10 ½ victories
Brigadier General WILTZ SEGURA – 6 victories
THE AVG FOLIO EDITION
Each print is personally autographed by three additional Pilots of the AVG – the original Flying Tigers:
Colonel CHARLES OLDER – 18 ¼ victories
Flight Leader ERIK SHILLING – 1 victory (four of his machine guns were removed for photo-reconnaissance)
Flight Leader DICK ROSSI – 6 ¼ victoriesEach print in this edition is all issued with the companion pencil print: Tigers on the Prowl, to create a highly collectible eight signature collectors set.