"Saburo Shindo A6M Zero" - Map Art Print by Craig Tinder
Saburo Shindo A6M Zero
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.
By some accounts, Saburo Shindo was credited as the pilot alerting the Japanese Naval Command of "Tora, Tora, Tora" during the second wave - signifying that complete surprise had been achieved over Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Shindo had combat experience over China prior to taking command of the second wave during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was convinced that by the time the second wave approached the islands, the skies would be a blur of activity as the Americans surely would have had a strong defensive force mobilized by then. This was not to be as he led his strike force into an 'unbelievable' attack run over Hickam Field. Shindo would be one of the few Pearl Harbor veterans to survive the war.
This fine art print includes the actual hand-drawn map created by Japanese recon planes of Pearl Harbor as the background. 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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