Description

Red 1 Focke-Wulf FW-190D
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.

In order to protect the vulnerable Messerschmitt Me-262 during takeoffs and landings, General Adolf Galland set to create an airfield protection squadron (Platzschutzstaffel) to provide necessary cover protection. The JV44 defense group was established and leveraged the FW 190 D-9 (Dora) - the long nosed variant of the mainstay "Butcher Bird".

Sachsenberg would survive the war with over 100 victories across 520 sorties flown. Although he was wounded during an air battle against P-51 Mustang fighters, he was transferred to JG 7 to fly the new Messerschmitt Me-262 jet fighter. He was needed for top cover support by Adolf Galland and in April 1945, he joined JV44 to fly the new FW 190 D-9 (Dora) interceptor - the long nosed variant of the "Butcher Bird" mainstay (FW-190 D-9 Red 1 JV44). These high-performance interceptors from JV44 were painted with red undersides and white stripes in order to assist friendly anti-air defense from mistaken identity. The scripted markings on FW-190 D-9 Red 1 below the canopy state, "Verkaaft's mei Gwand I foahr in Himmel!" (Sell my clothes I'm going to heaven).

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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