While the Beaufighter saw service in many roles, it was the "Torbeau," or torpedo fighter Mk.X version of the plane that became its defining role. Armed with torpedoes and 60lb. rockets, as seen in this great depiction, the planes were devastating against shipping in both the Pacific theater and Mediterranean. Koike's painting -- once again a pose that shows off the aircraft's inner beauty to maximum effect -- manages to give us a crazy color (purple water?) that somehow works brilliantly to keep what he prefers to refer to as an "illustration" firmly within the realm of fine art.
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).