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Jet Hunters
by Robert Taylor
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On 10 April 1945 thirteen hundred bombers of the Mighty Eighth set out to destroy the last of the Luftwaffe's jet force. But, unknown to the bomber crews and their fighter escort, the enemy jets were already airborne and waiting to spring their deadly trap.

Overall Print Size: 34 3/4" wide x 24 3/4" high
Image Size: 28 5/8"wide x 17 1/4"high

As the war in mainland Europe entered its final, bloody phase, the German Armies defending Berlin fought on with a savage determination, slowly disintegrating before the mighty weapon of war unleashed against them. What remained of the Luftwaffe was mercilessly pounded from the air, their airfields hammered relentlessly.

Aircraft, fuel, spare parts, ammunition and pilots all in short supply but still they fought on, with deadly effect. At the forefront of the German offensive and pivotal during the defence of the Reich, were the highly advanced jet fighters of the Luftwaffe, and in particular the legendary Me262.

It is easy to see why Robert Taylor is the unrivalled master of aviation art as once again he has created a powerful reconstruction of events as they happened that day portraying B17s of the First Air Division with streaming contrails in the cold clear air as they turn for home.

Several Me262s have already torn through the massed formation, but a P-51 from the escorting 356th Fighter Group has quickly spotted his target and presses home his attack. The hunter becomes the hunted as the Mustang pilot, Wayne Gatlin, skillfully positions himself behind the Me262 ready for the kill.

Throughout the final stages of the war there were many examples of the determination and skill of Allied pilots flying slower piston-engined fighters triumphing over the cream of the Luftwaffe in their highly advanced but often temperamental jet fighters.

Aviation Art'is proud that this classic new edition has been authenticated with the original signature of Wayne Gatlin himself, alongside some of the Luftwaffe's most famous exponents of the jet.

In addition the prints are personally signed by a staggering number of WWII's most experienced allied fighter pilots, all of whom had victories against the jets of the Luftwaffe - they were the Jet Hunters!

THE LIMITED EDITION: 400 signed & numbered prints with THREE signatures

Every print in has been signed by three, highly-distinguished veterans who belong to that small, talented band of Allied fighter pilots to have scored a victory over a jet.

Major General WAYNE C. GATLIN
On 10 April 1945 he destroyed the Me262 jet portrayed in the main painting immediately damaging another.

Squadron Leader JUREK MENCEL
Flying a Mustang III he downed an Me262 on 9 April 1945.

Colonel JOE PETERBURS
Shot down the Me262 of Walter Schuck, on the 10th April, 1945.

 
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