AT THE DAY'S END - NEW RELEASE by ROBERT TAYLOR
THREE HUNDRED CLUB by Nicolas Trudgian

A NEW COLLECTOR EDITION BY NICOLAS TRUDGIAN COMMEMORATING JG52 - THE MOST SUCCESSFUL AND FAMOUS GESCHWADER IN THE LUFTWAFFE.

Although the true qualities of a fighter pilot cannot be measured simply by tallying his number of air victories - some of the greatest fighter leaders do not feature in the top score sheets -there can be no question that any fighter pilot whose victory tally is counted in 100's has got to be exceptional. That two of them achieved more than 300 air-to-air victories is pure phenomena. In paying tribute to Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn, the only two fighter pilots ever to top the 300 victory mark, Nicolas Trudgian has painted a gripping combat scene being played out in the typically harsh environment where these two remarkable fighter aces achieved immortality. Both "300 Club" members flew the majority of their combat missions with JG-52, the most successful fighter wing of WWII, where, on the Eastern Front they encountered and conquered every type of fighter including British built Spitfires and Hurricanes, the American Airacobra, and all the best Russian built fighters, including the Yak-9. Nicolas Trudgian's quite stunning rendition brings to life the harsh reality of the air war on the Eastern Front in a scene from November 1944. Heading back from the Front, a German armoured column has come under attack from Russian LA7's as it files past a frozen Lake Balaton, in Hungary. Luftwaffe fighters from JG-52 have been called in, and the Me109's of Erich Hartman and Gerhard Barkhorn are seen engaging the attacking aircraft. Typical of this popular artist's style, the picture is filled with detail authentic to the period, and with prints signed by leading fighter aces, all of whom fought alongside Hartmann and Barkhorn in JG-52, this new limited edition print provides a fitting tribute to history's two highest scoring fighter aces for enthusiasts of the era to add to their collections.

Overall Print Size 37" x 23"

Every print in the edition has been hand-signed by THREE of JG52's most outstanding fighter Aces, together with the artist Nicolas Trudgian.

Generalleutnant GÜNTHER RALL Oberleutnant KURT SCHADE Oberleutnant WALTER WOLFRUM Signed and Numbered Print US $170.00 UK £120.00 Edition Size - 500



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