Description

"To The Moon"
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.

Oberfeldwebel Heinz Arnold was a distinguished Luftwaffe pilot with 49 aerial victories to his credit. Initially serving with Jadgeschwader 5 (JG 5) on the Eastern Front, Arnold would claim 42 victories including 5 four-engine bobers. In March 1945, Arnold was transferred to 11/Jadgeschwader 7 (JG 7) to fly the new Messerschmitt Me 262 fighter jet.

Arnold would claim another 7 victories in his Me 262 A-1a (Werknummer 500491) known as "Yellow 7". However, on April 17, 1945, while "Yellow 7" was grounded for service repairs, Arnold commanded another aircraft and was shot down by a P-51 Mustang near Großebersdorf, Germany.

Due to the advancement in jet technology at the end of the war, the Messerschmitt Me 262 had direct influence on future jet aircraft development and to a lesser-extent, spacecraft design. The fine art print "To the Moon" underscores the relationship of this technological influence and the human spirit of exploration.

Yellow 7" was captured at the end of World War II and is now on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

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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