"Storm Force"

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JG3 ‘UDET’
JG3 ‘UDET’ REMARQUE
STURMBOCKE
STURMBOCKE REMARQUE
CANVAS GICLEE
LÜTZOW & HACKL TRIBUTE

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SIZE 28.75" x 17.25"

LIMITED EDITION PRINT by Nicolas Trudgian

A sparkling image of the aerial war high over the crystal Alps of Europe. Above the dazzling white Alps on the 18th July 1944, a large formation of B-17Gs from the 483rd Bomb Group, 15th Air force, flew from their base in Italy over the beautiful, but hostile, mountains to their target in south eastern Germany. Suddenly, out of the azure sky, they were intercepted by a determined force of Fw190A-8 ‘Sturmbocke’ of IV.(Sturm)/JG3 ‘Udet’. Despite the brave efforts of the American escort fighters no fewer than fourteen of the B17s were shot down in a devastating attack that lasted just fifteen minutes.

In this powerful painting Nicolas Trudgian portrays the Luftwaffe's premier 'Sturm' unit, IV.(Sturm)/JG3 'Udet', which served throughout the 'Defence of the Reich' period and the Ardennes Offensive. A number of the unit’s pilots won the Knight’s Cross whilst serving in the 'Sturm' role, including Oscar Romm, Hans Weik and the officer who led the unit on 18th July 1944, Hauptmann Wilhelm Moritz. By the war’s end, IV.(Sturm)/JG3 ‘Udet’ had amassed over 500 victories.

The ‘Sturm’ concept was the Luftwaffe's response to their difficulty in shooting down the strong and heavily armed US bombers, especially the B-17. The fighter chosen to carry out the new tactic was a special version of the Fw190A-8. This aircraft was reinforced with additional armour to deflect deadly machine gun fire. It also carried the extra attacking power of two of the much-feared Mk108 30mm cannons which fired high explosive shells. The ideal 'Sturm' attack was delivered from behind, closing in to virtually point-blank range. It required nerves of steel from the pilots.
This exciting limited edition also offers signatures of up to 11 Knight's Cross Aces, collected over a long period of time, some of them very rare.

  • PAINTING IN DETAIL
    Click here to navigate an enlarged image of the original painting by Nicolas Trudgian.

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 100 worldwide

Signed by the Artist

£70.00

$88.20

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JG3 ‘UDET’ EDITION limited to 350 worldwide

Signed by the Artist and two outstanding Luftwaffe Fw190 Aces, both holders of the Knights Cross:

  • Erich Rudorffer KCOS
  • Hugo Broch KC

This edition is available from www.legendsaviationgallery.co.uk

£120.00

$151.20

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JG3 ‘UDET’ REMARQUE EDITION limited to 10 worldwide

Each print has a unique original pencil drawing inscribed on it by the Artist and is Signed by the Artist and two outstanding Luftwaffe Fw190 Aces, both holders of the Knights Cross:

  • Erich Rudorffer KCOS
  • Hugo Broch KC

Drawing size approx. 6" x 2" and can be drawn to your own specifications. 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.

 

£295.00

$371.70

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STURMBOCKE EDITION limited to 165 worldwide

Signed by the Artist and nine outstanding Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, all holders of the Knights Cross:

  • Günther Rall KCOS
  • Hugo Broch  KC
  • Hermann Neuhoff KC
  • Otto Schultz KC
  • Erich Rudorffer KCO
  • Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC
  • Günter Seeger KC
  • Adolf Dickfeld  KCO
  • Edmund Rossmann  KC

This edition is available from www.legendsaviationgallery.co.uk

£325.00

$409.50

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STURMBOCKE REMARQUE EDITION limited to 10 worldwide

Each print has a unique original pencil drawing inscribed on it by the Artist and is signed by the Artist and nine outstanding Luftwaffe Fighter Aces, all holders of the Knights Cross:

  • Günther Rall KCOS
  • Hugo Broch  KC
  • Hermann Neuhoff KC
  • Otto Schultz KC
  • Erich Rudorffer KCO
  • Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC
  • Günter Seeger KC
  • Adolf Dickfeld  KCO
  • Edmund Rossmann  KC

 Drawing size approx. 6" x 2" and can be drawn to your own specifications. 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.

£495.00

$623.70

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Canvas Giclee Edition : Rolled limited to 30 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 24".

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

$409.50

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Canvas Giclee Edition : Stretched limited to 30 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 24".

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

$472.50

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LÜTZOW & HACKL TRIBUTE EDITION limited to 5 worldwide

Signed by the artist and the nine Luftwaffe Luftwaffe Fighter Aces of the Sturmbocke edition
plus
the rare clipped wartime signatures of Günther Lützow KCOS and Anton Hackl KCOS. Günther Lützow was reported missing in action during the war and his body was never found. Anton ‘Toni ‘ Hackle survived the war and lived until 1984.

The Tribute Edition comes with laser copy signatures matted in the mount and the wartime signatures separate in a protective folder.

This edition is available from www.legendsaviationgallery.co.uk

£1,295.00

$1,631.70

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