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Powerful, fast and boasting fighter-like nimbleness, the Aichi Ryusei was a great plane that was doomed to back halls of history by Japan's inability to fit it with a good engine, the destruction of its manufacturing plants, and the lack of any carriers able to handle it. The "Grace," as she was called by the Allies, was a very modern design, with an internal bomb bay (torpedoes could be carried externally), a Corsair-like inverted-gull wing, and plenty of defensive armament. This understated, yet elegant composition shows the plane's sleek lines well, and the effectiveness of the typical late-war Japanese Navy camouflage on a plane at low altitude over water.
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).