The brilliant composition of the aircraft and ground in this Koike painting of a Halberstadt CL.IV gives the viewer the uncanny sense of hovering in the sky above the plane, and can almost induce vertigo when staring at the work in its original size! The CL.IV, which boasted great maneuverability, was one of, if not the, first plane in the world to be designed specifically for the ground attack role. It was used effectively to attack infantry ahead of German advances beginning in 1918, and in other roles, too.
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).