WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys. - Aces In Action
WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys. - Aces In Action
WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys. - Aces In Action
WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys. - Aces In Action
WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys. - Aces In Action
WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys. - Aces In Action

WWII Hans Mutke Luftwaffe Me 262 Jet Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - Ltd. Qtys.

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WWII Hans Mutke German Luftwaffe Me-262 Historical Plaque - w/ Actual Relic & COA - GUARANTEED AUTHENTIC!

From the Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder - Appreciate the art, learn the story, feel the history. 

This is a unique opportunity to own an actual relic of a Messerschmitt Me-262 that was recovered near the town of Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. This relic was acquired directly from the source and has NEVER been in collectors’ circulation. 

This 8” x 10” (20 x 25 cm) historical plaque combines this rare artifact, along with the story of the piece, and a beautifully detailed, engraved illustration created by artist Craig Tinder.

On April 25, 1945, Hans Mutke, along with his instructor Heinz Bär, were being pursued by American fighters while flying their Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters. They pushed their aircraft into a dive at full-throttle from 36,000 feet when Mutke’s jet began shaking violently. For a few brief moments, while the aircraft was at its fastest, all vibration stopped as if it was gliding. Upon landing, he was reprimanded for exceeding 950 km/h while realizing that his wings had become distorted and damaged. Mutke would later claim that he was the first pilot to break the sound barrier.

The Messerschmitt M3 262 Schwalbe (Swallow) became the world’s first operational jet-powered aircraft, fulfilling multiple variant roles including fighter, defensive interceptor, and bomber. Only 1,400 Me 262s would join the defense of the Third Reich resulting in a mere 553 Allied aircraft destroyed. The production of Me 262s was dispersed amongst several subcontractors throughout occupied Europe in order to evade destruction from allied bombers.

In May 1945, 4-meter aluminum sheets from an Me 262 production line were removed by a fleeing Czech worker to be used later as roofing material for his barns near the town of Olomouc, Czechoslovakia. This artifact was cut from one of those sheets in 2021, which still includes the original AWS (Aluminum Walzwerke Singen) manufacturer stamp marking - 3116.5.

Own a piece of history and a part of the limited series of Historical Relic Plaques from the Workshop of Artist, Craig Tinder. Each plaque includes:

  • Piano black wood base - ready to hang or stand upright with the included kickstand

  • Metallic Engraved Fine Art Illustration by Artist Craig Tinder

  • Actual authenticated fragment from a Messerschmitt Me-262 (actual fragment varies - photo is of a representative sample and will vary slightly)

  • Historical data plate providing provenance and all known historical details about the relic

  • Gold-engraved Certificate of Authenticity dated and signed by the Artist, Craig Tinder

Very limited quantities on hand - once these sell out, they’re gone!


Make sure to visit our other Historical Plaque product listings (Warbirds, Nautical, Military, and Historic subjects) such as B-17 Flying Fortress, Battleships, Cutty Sark, F6F Hellcat, Focke-Wulf FW 190, HE-111, HMS Victory, JU-87 Stuka, Messerschmitt Bf 109, Messerschmitt Me 262, P-38 Lightning, P-47 Thunderbolt, P-51 Mustang, Panther Tank, RMS Titanic & Olympic, SR-71, Tiger Tank - and many, many more!


Accessories in photos are not included - Includes a wood plaque with kickstand, engraved art panel, certificate of authenticity, and historical artifact

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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.