Here's a work that is quintessentially Koike, showing two of his trademarks at once: big, boxy biplanes, and high-contrast lighting effects. His work with color in this composition, both in the aircraft and in the clouds behind them is spectacular. The Heyford, a four-man bomber with a 1,590kg payload capacity, only had a short service life. It began equipping RAF squadrons in 1993, but was already starting to be replaced in 1937 as aviation moved into the monoplane era. The Heyford was the last biplane bomber in the RAF. There are no surviving examples, so this beautiful painting will have to do!
This print is recreated using offset printing on heavy art stock identical to that used by Koike for his originals. It is printed at 100% of the size of the original artwork, and all color reproduction has been approved by Koike personally. Ships flat.