The Erich Rudorffer Tribute...The ASR Edition
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The Erich Rudorffer Tribute...The ASR Edition


Artist : Nicolas Trudgian...Comes with matching numbered pencil print ' Stormbird over Berlin '.


34" 1/4 x 25" 1/2 approx  Unframed Set of two Prints
Price £80.00


Legends Aviation Gallery are proud to announce the new Stunning release from Nicolas Trudgian...The Erich Rudorffer Tribute...Considered by many to be the Luftwaffe’s greatest all-round fighter ace of World War Two, Erich Rudorffer served on every major front, flew all of the classic German fighters and was renowned for his ability to shoot down multiple aircraft in succession. Beginning his campaign with JG2 during the Battle of France, Rudorffer then served in the Battle of Britain alongside top aces such as Helmut Wick and Gunther Seeger. Flying the Me109E, his aerial victories soon mounted up and he continued to joust with the RAF during the ’Non-stop’ offences of 1941. By the time of the ill-fated Dieppe Raid in 1942, Rudorffer scored his 44th and 45th victories, both Spitfires. His Gruppe was then relocated to northern Africa where the war was going badly for the Axis forces. Now flying the heavily-armed Fw190, he began to demonstrate his skill at downing a number of aircraft on a single sortie. On the 9th February 1943 he claimed eight British aircraft and a short time later scored multiple victories over US-flown fighters. By June of the same year, Erich had moved to the brutal Eastern Front, assuming command of II/JG54, the famous ‘Green Hearts’, and continued to display his remarkable ability. On the 6th November 1943, he tangled with a large force of Soviet aircraft and shot down no fewer than thirteen of them, a record for a single mission. By this time Rudorffer had already been awarded the Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves and in January 1945 ‘Swords’ were awarded to this decoration after achieving his 212th victory. Shortly after, he was given the command of I/JG7, flying the potent Me262 jet fighter in the defence of Germany. Despite the dreadful war situation, lack of fuel, marauding Allied fighters over the jet airfields and heavily outnumbered in the air, he managed to shoot down a further twelve aircraft with the Me262. By the war’s end, Erich Rudorffer had flown more than 1000 sorties, scored 224 victories and was the seventh-highest Ace in the history of aerial combat...The Artist Special Reserve Edition limited to 224 numbered prints worldwide with matching numbered pencil print ' Stormbird over Berlin ' both prints signed by the Artist : Nicolas Trudgian...priced @ £80.00...Printed in light fast inks on acid free archival paper...The CANVAS GICLEE EDITION Limited to 30 numbered reproductions worldwide. A full-size reproduction of this stunning original painting on canvas signed in paint by Nicolas Trudgian...Each canvas Giclee Edition is supplied rolled and will require stretching by a picture framer...Overall Canvas Size : 36" x 24". Rolled (unstretched) priced @ £325.00...Stretched priced @ £375.00...REMARQUE EDITION : Please contact Nicolas Trudgian Direct regarding the availability of Remarque Editions ...To complement the purchase of your fine art print, we are now able to offer a professional Picture Framing service. For further details please contact us by phone or email.

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