WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys.
WWII Hans Mutke German Luftwaffe Me-262 Historical Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC!
From the Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder - Appreciate the art, learn the story, feel the history.
This is a unique opportunity to own an actual relic of a Messerschmitt Me-262 that was recovered near the town of Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. This relic was acquired directly from the source and has NEVER been in collectors’ circulation.
This 8” x 10” (20 x 25 cm) historical plaque combines this rare artifact, along with the story of the piece, and a beautifully detailed, engraved illustration created by artist Craig Tinder.
On April 25, 1945, Hans Mutke, along with his instructor Heinz Bär, were being pursued by American fighters while flying their Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters. They pushed their aircraft into a dive at full-throttle from 36,000 feet when Mutke’s jet began shaking violently. For a few brief moments, while the aircraft was at its fastest, all vibration stopped as if it was gliding. Upon landing, he was reprimanded for exceeding 950 km/h while realizing that his wings had become distorted and damaged. Mutke would later claim that he was the first pilot to break the sound barrier.
The Messerschmitt M3 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) became the world’s first operational jet-powered aircraft, fulfilling multiple variant roles including fighter, defensive interceptor, and bomber. Only 1,400 Me 262s would join the defense of the Third Reich resulting in a mere 553 Allied aircraft destroyed. The production of Me 262s was dispersed amongst several subcontractors throughout occupied Europe in order to evade destruction from allied bombers.
In May 1945, 4-meter aluminum sheets from an Me 262 production line were removed by a fleeing Czech worker to be used later as roofing material for his barns near the town of Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. This artifact was cut from one of those sheets in 2021, which still includes the original AWS (Aluminum Walzwerke Singen) manufacturer stamp marking - 3116.5.
Own a piece of history and a part of the limited series of Historical Relic Plaques from the Workshop of Artist, Craig Tinder. Each plaque includes:
Piano black wood base - ready to hang or stand upright with the included kickstand
Metallic Engraved Fine Art Illustration by Artist Craig Tinder
Actual authenticated fragment from a Messerschmitt Me-262 (actual fragment varies - photo is of a representative sample and will vary slightly)
Historical data plate providing provenance and all known historical details about the relic
Gold-engraved Certificate of Authenticity dated and signed by the Artist, Craig Tinder
Very limited quantities on hand - once these sell out, they’re gone!
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Accessories in photos are not included - Includes a wood plaque with kickstand, engraved art panel, certificate of authenticity, and historical artifact
Available to ship worldwide!