"Red 13 Focke-Wulf FW 190D" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
Red 13 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". 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. Legend is such that Faber was on a flight to pick up a case of whiskey when he achieved his final victory. The scripted markings below the canopy state, "Rein mu� er und wenn wir beide weinen!" (In he goes and then we both cry!).
This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!
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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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