Description

Takeo Tanimizu 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.

CPO Takeo Tanimizu was assigned to the aircraft carrier Kasuga Maru in 1942, but wouldn't see combat until his transfer to the carrier Shokaku. He was transferred to the Tainan Air Group as part of an intercept squadron and fighter pilot training unit in Taiwan. Prior to bailing out over open water when shot down by a P-51 Mustang, Tanimizu painted his aircraft's fuselage with victory markings much the same as Allied forces. This was not common practice for Japanese aviators and it is unknown if Takeo Tanimizu continued to mark his victories on additional aircraft he flew. CPO Takeo Tanimizu would eventually complete the war with 18 confirmed victories.

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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