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Another detail tour-de-force by Koike with a painting which shows off all the rigging, radiator ribs, bomb racks and other little bits of the Short Type 184, the first aircraft in history to successfully torpedo a ship. While Koike seldom shows "action" in his recent work, the hint of things to come permeate this shot of a 184 on anti-submarine duty. Despite that history-making achievement, the plane was found wanting in the torpedo bomber role, and most of the 910 examples that were built ended up doing reconnaissance or standard bombing missions.
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).