This high-angle portrayal of a Macchi MC.200 almost gives the viewer a sense of vertigo; Koike's brilliant rendering of the details on the plane and the ground below clearly shows off the vast distance between them, and implies the huge strategic advantage the Saetta has over the prey in its sights. Seeing more action during WWII than any other Italian fighter, the MC.200 had excellent maneuverability and performance, but was underpowered, an issue that was corrected in its even more capable successors, the MC.202 and MC.205.
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).