This stunning image depicts the awesome battleship Tirpitz under the command of Admiral Schniewind, in company with battleships Scheer and Hipper, setting sail during “Operation Rosselsprung”, in June 1942, destined for the open sea and the North Atlantic convoy traffic.
Messerschmitt Me109s of JG-5, based at Petsamo, provide overhead cover while flotilla escort vessels make up the fearsome armada. The magnificent Norwegian mountains provide a spectacular backdrop this comprehensively realistic and stirring World War Two image.
This copy of the Tirpitz Edition has been signed by the artist as well as six veterans of the Tirpitz and escort Pilots:
Leutnant Zur See WILLIBALD VÖLSING – Tirpitz Gunnery Controller
Fänrich ARNOLD SCHROEDER – Tirpitz Bridge Crew
Oberleutnant ERNST SCHEUFELE – JG5 /18 victories
Major ERICH RUDORFFER Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – JG2 / 222 victories
Unteroffizier HEINZ KERN – JG5
Oberst HAJO HERMANN Knights Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords – 9 victories
This copy has been conservation framed by our expert team to include museum quality reproduction Knights Cross and Luftwaffe Pilots wings. creating a stunning collector’s centerpiece.