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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 and sized identically 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 17.8 inches), leaving white borders around the image to give you the freedom to have it framed as you please. The prints are packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy shipping box designed to prevent any bending while on their way to you (for this reason, they cannot be combined with other types of items for shipping, they will be shipped separately, even if ordered with other items).