Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder - Aces In Action
Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder - Aces In Action
Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder - Aces In Action
Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder - Aces In Action
Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder - Aces In Action
Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder - Aces In Action

Saburo Sakai A6M2 Zero Coffee Mug by Artist Craig Tinder


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Whether you're drinking your morning coffee, evening tea, or something in between – this mug's for you! It's sturdy and glossy with a vivid print that'll withstand the microwave and dishwasher.

• Ceramic
• Dishwasher and microwave safe
• White and glossy

During the outbreak of the war, Sakai would become battle-tested over the skies of China in 1938. In 1940, he was selected to fly the Japanese Navy's latest A6M Zero Fighter and on December 8, 1941 successfully attacked the Philippines. A member of the Tainan Kokutai Air Group, this unit would eventually take top honors for the most enemy aircraft destroyed in the war. Sakai would later be seriously wounded by an SBD's tail gunner, in which he flew nearly 5 hours back to Rabaul paralyzed on one side of his body and blind in his right eye. With partial vision and after a temporary stint as a training instructor, Sakai convinced his superiors he was fit for combat duty and was re-deployed to Iwo Jima. Leading a Kamikaze attack against U.S. Naval ships, Sakai disobeyed orders and returned his unit to Iwo Jima to fight another day. Sakai was one of a handful of pilots to have survived the war from his original squadron. It is estimated that Saburo Sakai earned 64 combat victories over the Pacific - mostly flying in the Zero Fighter.

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★★★★★

"Dear Craig, I have received a copy of your magnificent print of a F4U in U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17) colors. It is truly marvelous and will soon find a place in my WAR ROOM in my home!! Best wishes to you and yours and I do hope that I can meet with you soon. ~ Semper Fi,"

Col. James E. Swett - Medal of Honor Recipient & WW2 Ace - VMF-221 1920-2009Author name
★★★★★

"I collect a fair amount of military artwork rendered in all types of mediums, and so I also end up seeing a wide range of quality as well. Much of what is out there is rather mediocre. But every once in a while, as in your case, a true gem of an artist comes along. In my personal experience, both as a collector of military-themed artwork, and as a long-time student of much of the technology of warfare, your aircraft prints are among the very best I have had the good fortune to acquire. Above all, they are simply fascinating and enjoyable to just look at."

John O.

Las Vegas, NV

★★★★★


"The custom plaques arrived yesterday, not only was the process much faster then I thought it would be, but the plaques look absolutely great! I really love them and I'm sure the rest of my siblings will love them too. Thanks for doing such great work, the plaques will be cherished and appreciated for many years to come.On a slightly different note, I ordered a print of my dad's plane, it should arrive tomorrow, I look forward to seeing it too and am sure it will be every bit as fantastic as the plaques are,

I plan to check out more of your work, maybe there will be other prints I will want as well.

Thanks again for all you have done and continue to do.

Tim L.

Concord, CA

★★★★★

I have just received the print of the A6M Zero and I just had to write to tell you how impressed I am with it. I have, of course, left good feedback for you but the space for writing a feedback comment isn't big enough to say everything I want to say. I really was stunned by the quality of both the artwork and the printing. I feel as if I can run my fingers over the undulations on the aircraft's panels - the whole thing is so three-dimensional. The print quality is second to none and even the paper seems to glow! There aren't many times in life when you buy something for a very modest amount of money and then find yourself speechless with admiration when it arrives but this is one of those times. Although I am mainly a Zero enthusiast I strongly suspect I am soon to become very interested in your other subjects purely because of the quality.

Terry S.

St. Helens, U.K.