"Dangerous Moonlight"

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ARTIST'S SPECIAL RESERVE
MARTIN DREWES
MARTIN DREWES REMARQUE
NJG 1 ACES
NJG 1 ACES REMARQUE
CANVAS GICLEE
SCHNAUFER & SAYN-WITTGENSTEIN TRIBUTE

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SIZE 28" x 17"

LIMITED EDITION PRINT by Nicolas Trudgian

''This is a very fine painting of my Me110, and I am pleased to see that it correctly shows my personalised 'MD' markings''
Martin Drewes KCO

The Luftwaffe's night-fighting campaign began in July 1940 when an RAF Whitley bomber fell to the guns of an Me110 flown by Werner Streib of the new, dedicated night-fighting unit NJG1. Their further successes led to other units being formed, but NJG1 always remained the most feared night force.

Equipped with the latest radar technology enabling a form of night vision, NJG1 caused terrible losses to the RAF's bomber aircraft and crews. The four highest-scoring night fighters were Werner Streib whose total was 65, Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein with 83, Helmut Lent on 102, and the greatest of them all, Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer, who achieved 121. Another 'Experte' was Martin Drewes who took command of III/NJG 1 in March 1944. It is his aircraft that is depicted in this painting.

On the bright, moonlit night of 30th March 1944 more than 800 RAF bombers set off to raid Nurenberg. Martin Drewes, flying his Me110G, scrambled to meet them and was able to spot the first of his targets without using radar as it was silhouetted against the silvery clouds. He attacked the Lancaster, from the Australian 467 Squadron, using his 'Schräge-Musik'' upward firing guns and went on to shoot down a further two bombers before returning to base.

By dawn, 96 RAF aircraft had been shot down, which was the greatest loss suffered by Bomber Command on any one night in the entire war. By the end of the hostilities, NJG1 had achieved a sobering total of 2311 victories, making them by far the most potent night fighter unit.

Published in 2011.

Editions SOLD OUT on this page may still be available at www.legendsaviationgallery.co.uk.

  • PAINTING IN DETAIL
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Each print is numbered and signed in pencil by Nicolas Trudgian and the signatories and is issued with an original certificate of authenticity from the publisher. 

Artist's Special Reserve Edition limited to 50 worldwide

 Signed and numbered by the artist.

£70.00

$115.50

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Martin Drewes Edition limited to 500 worldwide

Signed by two Nachtjagdgeschwader Knights Cross holders.

  • Martin Drewes KCO - NJG1
  • Anton Heinemann KC - NJG2 

£120.00

$198.00

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Martin Drewes Remarque Edition limited to 15 worldwide

Signed two Nachtjagdgeschwader Knights Cross holders.

Each print has a unique original pencil drawing inscribed on it by the Artist, which can be drawn to your own specifications. Drawing size approx. 5" x 2".
When placing your order please specify your drawing requirements or whether you would like Nicolas to design it for you.
As this is a bespoke order please allow up to 4 weeks before shipping.

  • Martin Drewes KCO - NJG1
  • Anton Heinemann KC - NJG2

£285.00

$470.25

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NJG 1 Aces Edition limited to 275 worldwide

Signed by eight NJG 1 Aces - all Knights Cross holders.

  • Günther Bahr KC
  • Martin Drewes KCO
  • Wolfgang Falck KC
  • Georg-Hermann Greiner KCO
  • Ludwig Meister KC
  • Hubert Rauh KC
  • Johannes Richter KC
  • Friedrich Rumpelhardt KC

£325.00

$536.25

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NJG 1 Aces Remarque Edition limited to 15 worldwide

 Signed by eight NJG 1 Aces - all Knights Cross holders.

Each print has a unique original pencil drawing inscribed on it by the Artist, which can be drawn to your own specifications. Drawing size approx. 5" x 2".
When placing your order please specify your drawing requirements or whether you would like Nicolas to design it for you.
As this is a bespoke order please allow up to 4 weeks before shipping.

  • Günther Bahr KC
  • Martin Drewes KCO
  • Wolfgang Falck KC
  • Georg-Hermann Greiner KCO
  • Ludwig Meister KC
  • Hubert Rauh KC
  • Johannes Richter  KC
  • Friedrich Rumpelhardt KC

£495.00

$816.75

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Canvas Giclee Edition : Rolled limited to 15 worldwide

The only opportunity to obtain the full-size canvas reproduction of this painting, individually signed and numbered in paint by the artist.
Size when stretched: 36" x 22".

ROLLED
Particularly popular for shipping overseas, these canvas giclee prints are supplied rolled and will require stretching onto wooden formers by your picture framer before framing.

£325.00

$536.25

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Canvas Giclee Edition : Stretched limited to 15 worldwide

The only opportunity to obtain the full-size canvas reproductions of this painting, individually signed and numbered in paint by the artist.
Size when stretched: 36" x 22".

STRETCHED
Neatly mounted on wooden stretchers and with picture-hanging cord already fitted so that the giclee print may be hung on the wall straight away, even without a traditional frame.

£375.00

$618.75

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Schnaufer & Sayn-Wittgenstein Tribute Edition limited to 5 worldwide

Signed by the eight NJG 1 Aces of the NJG 1 Aces Edition plus clipped wartime signatures of

  • Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer KCOSD
  • Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein KCOS

Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer KCOSD (16th February 1922 – 15th July 1950) was nicknamed ‘The Night Ghost of St. Trond’ and was the youngest ever Geschwaderkommodore in the Luftwaffe at just 22 years old. He became the highest scoring night fighter ace in the history of aerial warfare. The majority of his 121 victories were claimed against British four-engined bombers while flying the Messerschmitt Bf110 with Radio Operator Friedrich Rumpelhardt KC in both NJG 1 and NJG 4.
 
Heinrich Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein KCOS (14th August 1916 – 21st January 1944) at the time of his death was the highest scoring Nachtjager in the Luftwaffe and remained the third highest at the end of the war. Preferring to fly the Ju 88, Sayn-Wittgentstein was renowned for his outstanding personality and
for demanding other fighter aircraft ‘clear off’, in order to give him the best opportunity to attack the enemy. A pilot of great ability, Sayn-Wittgenstein was said to possess a sixth sense, allowing him to ‘feel’ where other aircraft were during battle.

£1,195.00

$1,971.75

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