During an astonishing three year period on the Eastern Front Erich Hartmann downed 352 enemy aircraft to become the highest-scoring Ace in history. It is a record likely to stand for all time. To complete this outstanding Three Hundred Club Portfolio, Robert Taylor pays tribute to the Ace of Aces.
Following up on the first release in this pair "Hunters at Dawn", Robert Taylor’s atmospheric painting portrays Hartmann climbing out of his Bf109 G-6 at Weszperem’s snow-covered airfield after returning from another arduous mission leading Stab I./JG53 with whom, on 4 February he downed a Yak-9. It was his 337th victory which he achieved during a brief two week spell in command of the unit and away from his beloved JG52.
Overall size: 24" x 32"
Available in the following editions
Signed by pilot veterans of the Eastern Front - Hubert-Ludwig Pflaum - Karl- Fritz Schlosstein
As above with matted original drawing and seven additional signatures, including Erich Hartmann
The Hartmann Tribute edition
Representing the ultimate in collecting, this exceptional edition is issued with an original pencil drawing specially created by Robert Taylor. Each drawing has been signed by four Luftwaffe fighter Aces and conservation matted to include the original signatures of three more, including Erich Hartmann.
The Aces included in this historic edition amassed a staggering total of 1000 victories between them!
Overall size: 16" x 18" approx.
Tribute edition signatures
Unteroffizier Hubert-Ludwig Pflaum - Iron Cross - (signed on print)
Hauptmann Karl-Fritz Schlosstein - German Cross in Gold / 8 victories - (signed on print)
Generalleutnant Gunther Rall - Knight’s Cross with Oak Leaves & Swords / 275 victories - (signed on drawing)
Feldwebel Oskar Bosch - Iron Cross 1st Class / 18 victories - (signed on drawing)