"Flying Tiger P-40 Warhawk" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
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DescriptionFlying Tiger P-40 Warhawk
By Artist, Craig Tinder
Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details.
Charles 'Chuck' Older served in both WWII and the Korean War. With a confirmed total of 18 enemy victories, Older was the third highest scoring ace of the American Volunteer Group (AVG) recruited by Claire Lee Chennault. The Flying Tigers were comprised of three fighter squadrons with its primary mission to defend China against a superior, Imperial Japanese invasion force.
Flying the P-40B Hawk Model H81-A2 (also known by the British designation - Tomahawk IIB) against the Japanese, the Flying Tigers used superior tactics to overwhelm their more maneuverable adversaries. The original Flying Tigers would lose only 14 pilots during combat missions in 1941-1942.
Perhaps one of the more distinguishable icons of WWII, the Flying Tigers' shark-mouthed nose art remains a symbol of freedom and one of the earliest beacons of hope during the darkest days of World War II.
This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!
This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 day for printing prior to shipment.
About the Artist:
Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation art work and has held a lifelong passion and interest toward history and painting. Craig grew up hanging on the fences at the Reno Air Races which fueled his passion for illustrating his favorite subject matter: WW2 aircraft. As a Loadmaster and restorer on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he understands the intricate details of his pursuits and re-creates one-of-a-kind warbird illustrations for the families of veterans. He has won numerous art shows and has contributed illustrations to a variety of publications and public education displays. Over the years, Craig has amassed a large collection of artifacts, period photos, clothing, weapons, and more, all of which are used as research materials in his paintings. He is an avid collector and serious historian - combined with his artistic talents, he produces exciting and accurate renditions of history. His original and limited-edition print work can be seen in many private collections around the world.
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