This gorgeous two-for-one tribute to the fantastic Vought Corsair somehow manages to seem colorful even though blue tones dominate both the fore and background of the work. "It's a very unique, and very attractive airplane," says Koike. "The nose gets even longer and bulges a bit more beginning with the dash-5, giving the plane's lines even more sexiness." The twist in this painting is that NP 21/Annie Mo in the background, flown by Lt. Guy Bordelon, is far more famous than the foreground bird, NP 24/Yokosuka Queen, flown by Lt. Ralph Hopson. Both were with VC-3 Det. D stationed on the USS Princeton during the Korean War.
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).