Whether the P-51 deserves its considerable fame is a debate for the ages, but it's hard to deny that it's probably the most famous aircraft of the Second World War. In an unusual choice for him, Koike has left the background of this painting without any significant detail; just a suggestion of a sea, perhaps, below as this P-51B, "Bald Eagle," the plane flown by Robert Eckfeldt of the 63rd FS, flies into the low sunlight of the morning (or is it evening?). But it's that lack of sharp detail in the background that rather shows off the Mustang's classic lines all the better in this beautiful work.
This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself. The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during international shipping (NOTE: These prints cannot be combined with other items for shipping, except for additional art prints; they will be shipped separately in their special packaging, even if ordered together with other items).
To see our entire lineup of beautiful Shigeo Koike aviation art, click HERE!