First flying in 1918, many scholars of WWI aviation call the D.VII the best German fighter of the war. While the DR.I was more famous, it was the D.VII that, in defeat, Germany was ordered to turn over all existing examples of to the Allies; it was respected and feared that much! Though slower than some of the Allied planes it faced, its maneuverability and handling were loved by its pilots, and they used it to great advantage.
The bright colors and striping of the loudly-decorated Fokker D.VII in this painting provide an interesting contrast to the earthtones of the ground below. This is another rare example in Koike's art of a hint of action, as the D.VII pursues an adversary.
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).