The Ju88 begat the Ju188, which, almost like a grandchild, led directly to the Junkers Ju388 in the final stages of WWII. Like many other late-war German creations, it was a marvel of technology, featuring one of the earliest pressurized cockpits. The elegant, sharp lines of the L-1 reconnaissance version that Koike decided to portray in this painting made up about half of the 100 planes that were built, and featured large fuel tanks for long flights. At high altitude, the plane could reach 600km/h. A few night fighter and bomber versions of the plane were also completed.
This original painting is acrylic on heavy art board. The board measures 54cm x 39cm, and the painted area is approximately 45cm x 33.5cm.