With the traditional battle cry Horrido! ringing in their ears, Squadron Commander Hptm Wolfgang Ewald leads pilots of I./JG52 into combat. Based at Coquelles/Calais in September 1940, the JG-52 Me109s hurtle down in a high-speed dive to engage the enemy during the ferociously fought Battle of Britain.
In this tribute to the courageA Aous flyers of the Luftwaffe, these sleek and deadly fighters are seen high over the Channel, glinting and menacing against an ominous backdrop of heavy cumulus clouds, bringing to life the Luftwaffe’s most successful fighter aircraft in action.
Released in 2007 this is quite simply an outstanding painting and vintage Robert Taylor at his very best. Horrido! sold out quickly and has become an all-time classic.
Rarely have the signatures of so many leading Luftwaffe Aces been issued at one time on a limited edition. At the time of its release this print was individually hand-signed in pencil by TEN of the Luftwaffe’s top fighter Aces of World War II alive, who had acheived a total of 1225 victories between them.
Leutnant HUGO BROCH Knights Cross – 81 victories
Major HANS-EKKEHARD BOB Knights Cross – 60 victories
Leutnant NORBERT HANNIG Iron Cross First Class – 42 victories
Feldwebel HERIBERT KOLLER Iron Cross First Class – 49 victories
Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 275 victories
Major ERIC RUDORFFER Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 222 victories
Oberleutnant WALTER SCHUCK Knights Cross with Oak Leaves – 206 victories
Leutnant HERMANN SCHLEINHEGE Knights Cross – 97 victories
Oberleutnant GÜNTHER SEEGER Knights Cross – 56 victories
Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM Knights Cross – 137 victories
This exclusive framed copy has been conservation matted to include the original autographs of an additional Four legendary Luftwaffe Fighter Aces:
Oberst ERICH HARTMANN Knights Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords & Diamonds – 352 victories
Hauptmann ALFRED GRISLAWSKI Knights Cross with Oak Leaves – 133 victories
Generalmajor DIETER HRABAK Knight’s Cross – 125 victories
General JOHANNES STEINHOFF Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 178 victories
The Fourteen signatories included amassed an unbelievable 2,013 victories between them making this an outstanding centerpiece and a ‘must have’ for collectors of Luftwaffe subjects.