This high-angle portrayal of a Macchi MC.200 almost gives the viewer a sense of vertigo; Koike's brilliant rendering of the details on the plane and the ground below clearly shows off the vast distance between them, and implies the huge strategic advantage the Saetta has over the prey in its sights. Seeing more action during WWII than any other Italian fighter, the MC.200 had excellent maneuverability and performance, but was underpowered, an issue that was corrected in its even more capable successors, the MC.202 and MC.205.
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.