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JET HUNTERS

by Robert Taylor

As the war in mainland Europe entered its final, bloody phase, what remained of the Luftwaffe fought on in defence of the Reich. And pivotal in this bitter struggle were the highly advanced jet fighters, and in particular the legendary Me262.

 Determined to obliterate the Luftwaffe jets once and for all, on 10 April 1945 just over thirteen hundred bombers attacked the airfields in force; but the jet fighters were already airborne, and waiting. As the bomber stream headed west for home, a powerful unit of nearly fifty Me262s pounced on them from the rear, out of the high cirrus clouds. Suddenly the air was alive with cannon fire as the Luftwaffe jets screamed into attack. It was a desperate gamble and a few Fortresses in the out elements were quickly hit before the ever alert, P51s could jion the fray and dive on the jets in hot pursuit.

Robert Taylor's powerful reconstruction captures the events as they happened that day, and it is easy to see why he has become the unrivalled master of aviation art. With seemingly effortless skill he portrays the B17s of the First Air Division with the sun glinting on their fusalages and streaming contrails in the cold clear air as they turn for home. Several Me262s have already torn through the massed formation, but even as they look to escape from the wrath of the Fortresses gunners, a P51 from the escorting 356th Fighter Group flown by Wayne Gatlin has quickly spotted his target and presses home his attack. The hunters have become the hunted.

THE SIGNATURES

This classic new edition has been authenticated with the original signature of Wayne Gatlin himself, alongside some of the Luftwaffe's most famous exponents of the jet. In addition the prints are personally signed by a staggering number of some of WWII's most experiances allied fighter pilots, all of whom had victories against the jets of the Luftwaffe - they were the Jet Hunters!

THE LIMITED EDITION

Every print in the limited edition has been signed by THREE,

highly-distinguished veterans who belong to that small talented band of Allied fighter pilots to have scored a victory over a jet.

With THREE Signatures

Major general Wayne C. Gatlin

Major General

WAYNE C. GATLIN

360th Fighter Squadron

Me262 10 April 1945

Squadron Leader Jurek Mencel

Squadron Leader

JUREK MENCEL

309 Squadron

Me262 9 April 1945

Colonel Joe Peterburs

Colonel

JOE PETERBURS

20th Fighter Group

Me262 10 April 1945 flown by legendary Ace, Walter Schuck

400   Limited Edition    UK£   200   /   US$   320

THE PILOTS EDITION

This outstanding TWELVE signature edition is issued with the matching numbered companion print of Robert Taylor's magnificent pencil work 'Black November Day', signed by five of the Luftwaffe's leading Me262 pilots. The main print, Jet Hunters, is additionally signed by FOUR top USAAF Fighter Pilots who scored victories over the German Jets.

With TWELVE Signatures

Black November Day - The Companion Print by Robert Taylor

BLACK NOVEMBER DAY - THE COMPANION PRINT

On the morning of 8 November 1944, Major Walter Nowotny stands down after his Me262's jet turbine fails to ignite. Later, in the early afternoon, he took off in company with Lt. Frank Schall and after downing a B-17G, and probably a P-51D, he reported engine failure. His last transmissionbefore the crash in which he died, included the garbled words "burning - on fire". 

THE PILOTS EDITION AND

ARTIST PROOFS

With all the componants of the Pilots Edition the main print in the strictly limited Artists Proofs are additionally signed by two USAAF Fighter Pilots who scored victories over the Me262 jets, creating an outstanding FOURTEEN signature edition

With FOURTEEN Signatures

Captain Clayton 'Kelly' Gross one of 12 original pilots to fly with the Pioneer Mustang Fighter Group 9th Air Force

Colonel

JOE PETERBURS

20th Fighter Group

Me262 10 April 1945 flown by legendary Ace, Walter Schuck

Major General Edward Giller commanded the 343rd FS. His P-51s were all named ' Millie G ' after his wife and his first Mustang is now a preserved well known warbird

Colonel

JOE PETERBURS

20th Fighter Group

Me262 10 April 1945 flown by legendary Ace, Walter Schuck

200   Pilots Edition        UK£   250   /   US$   375

25   Artists Proofs        UK£   375   /   US$   565

THE JET HUNTERS EDITION

Issued with all the components of the Artists Proofs, this

TWENTY signature edition has been additionally hand signed by an Me262 night-fighter pilot and five P-51 pilots, all with victories over Luftwaffe jets

With TWENTY Signatures

150   Jet Hunters Edition        UK£   395   /   US$   595

THE TRIBUTE EDITION

This incredible TWENTY-SEVEN signature edition contains all the elements found in the Jet Hunters Edition, but the main print is further signed by two P-51 pilots that scored victories over the Me262 jet. In addition the companion print is beautifully conservation matted to include museum quality cloth Luftwaffe pilot's wings along with the original autographs of FIVE of the Luftwaffe's top pilots that flew jets during WWII 

With TWENTY-SEVEN Signatures

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THE ACE OF ACES EDITION

This outstanding FORTY ONE signature, matching-numbered, three-piece set comprises all the components of the Tribute Edition - the main print JET HUNTERS with all sixteen signatories and the matted companion drawing BLACK NOVEMBER DAY with all eleven signatures.

However, included in this totally exclusive set is a highly sought after ORIGINAL pencil drawing by Robert Taylor featuring the P-51 and Me262 in combat. Each one of these original drawings is unique in composition, and has been PERSONALLY signed by five of the foremost exponents of the Me262, all of them recipients of the coveted Knights Cross

The Ace of Aces Edition - SOLD OUT enquire for availability on secondary market

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Overall Print Size : 34¼" wide x 24¼" high

Image Size : 28¾" wide x 17¼" high

Companion Print Overall Size : 25" wide by 17½" high

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