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Alpine Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian. (APD)


Alpine Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian. (APD)

Item Code : DHM2707APDAlpine Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian. (APD) - This EditionAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout! Buy 1 Get 1 Half Price!
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Erich Rudorffer Knights Cross signature series edition of 30 artist proofs from the edition of 75 artist proofs. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Rudorffer, Erich
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Other editions of this item : Alpine Scramble by Nicolas Trudgian.DHM2707
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PRINT Artist Signed edition of 600 prints. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm)Artist : Nicolas Trudgian£10 Off!Add any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!Now : £70.00VIEW EDITION...
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Limited edition of 75 artist proofs. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm)Artist : Nicolas TrudgianAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£95.00VIEW EDITION...
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Walter Schuck Knights Cross signature series edition of 35 artist proofs from the edition of 75 artist proofs. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Schuck, Walter
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PRINT Limited edition of 25 publishers proofs. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm)Artist : Nicolas TrudgianAdd any two items on this offer to your basket, and the lower priced item will be half price in the checkout!£95.00VIEW EDITION...
PRESENTATION Reinert Presentation Edition of 5 Artists Proofs, supplied double matted. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Reinert, Ernst Wilhelm (matted)
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PRESENTATIONHartmann Presentation Edition of 5 Artist Proofs, supplied double matted. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Hartmann, Erich (matted)
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PRESENTATION Galland Presentation Edition of 1 Publishers Proof, supplied double matted. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Galland, Adolf (matted)
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PRINTErich Rudorffer Knights Cross signature series edition of 120 prints from the signed limited edition of 600 prints. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Rudorffer, Erich
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PRINTWalter Schuck Knights Cross signature series edition of 165 prints from the signed limited edition of 600 prints. Image size 14 inches x 9.5 inches (36cm x 24cm) Schuck, Walter
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Major Erich Rudorffer (deceased)
Erich Rudorffer was born on November 1st 1917 in the town of Zwickau in Saxony. Erich Rudorffer joined the Luftwaffes I./JG2 Richthofen in November 1939, and was soon flying combat patrols in January 1940 and was assigned to I/JG 2 Richthofen with the rank of Oberfeldwebel. He took part in the Battle of France, scoring the first of his many victories over a French Hawk 75 on May 14th, 1940. He went on to score eight additional victories during the Battle of France and the Battle of Britain. Rudorffer recalled an incident in August 1940 when he escorted a badly damaged Hurricane across the Channel - ditching in the English Channel was greatly feared by pilots on both sides. As fate often does, Rudorffer found the roles reversed two weeks later, when he was escorted by an RAF fighter after receiving battle damage. By May 1st 1941 Rudorffer had achieved 19 victories, which led to the award of the Knights Cross. In June 1941 Rodorffer became an Adjutant of II./JG2. In 1942 Rudorffer participated in Operation Cerberus (known as the Channel Dash) and flew over the Allied landings at Dieppe. Erich Rudorffer along with JG2 was transferred to North Africa in December 1942. It was in North Africa that Rudorffer showed his propensity for multiple-victory sorties. He shot down eight British aircraft in 32 minutes on February 9th 1943 and seven more in 20 minutes six days later. After scoring a total of 26 victories in Tunisia, Rudorffer returned to France in April 1943 and was posted to command II./JG54 in Russia, after Hauptmann Heinrich Jung, its Kommodore, failed to return from a mission on July 30th 1943. On August 24th 1943 he shot down 5 Russian aircraft on the first mission of the day and followed that up with three more victories on the second mission. He scored seven victories in seven minutes on October 11th but his finest achievement occurred on November 6th when in the course of 17 minutes, he shot down thirteen Russian aircraft. Rudorffer became known to Russian pilots as the fighter of Libau. On October 28th 1944 while about to land, Rudorffer spotted a large formation of Il-2 Sturmoviks. He quickly aborted the landing and moved to engage the Russian aircraft. In under ten minutes, nine of the of the II-2 Sturmoviks were shot down causing the rest to disperse. Rudorffer would later that day go on and shoot down a further two Russian aircraft. These victories took his total to 113 and he was awarded the Oak Leaves on April 11th 1944. Rudorffer would on the 26th January 1945 on his 210th victory receive the addition of the Swords. In February 1945 Rudorffer took command of I./JG7 flying the Me262. He was one of the first jet fighter aces of the war, scoring 12 victories in the Me262. He shot down ten 4-engine bombers during the "Defense of the Reich missions". He was the master of multiple scoring - achieving more multiple victories than any other pilot. Erich Rudorffer never took leave, was shot down 16 times having to bail out 9 times, and ended the war with 222 victories from over 1000 missions. He was awarded the Knights Cross, with Oak Leaves and Swords. Erich Rudorffer died on 8th April 2016.

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Me262The Messerschmitt Me-262 Swallow, a masterpiece of engineering, was the first operational mass-produced jet to see service. Prototype testing of the airframe commenced in 1941 utilizing a piston engine. General Adolf Galland, who was in charge of the German Fighter Forces at that time, pressured both Goring and Hitler to accelerate the Me-262, and stress its use as a fighter to defend Germany from Allied bombers. Hitler, however, envisioned the 262 as the aircraft which might allow him to inflict punishment on Britain. About 1400 Swallows were produced, but fortunately for the Allies, only about 300 saw combat duty. While the original plans for the 262 presumed the use of BMW jet engines, production Swallows were ultimately equipped with Jumo 004B turbojet engines. The wing design of the 262 necessitated the unique triangular hull section of the fuselage, giving the aircraft a shark-like appearance. With an 18 degree swept wing, the 262 was capable of Mach .86. The 262 was totally ineffective in a turning duel with Allied fighters, and was also vulnerable to attack during take off and landings. The landing gear was also suspect, and many 262s were destroyed or damaged due to landing gear failure. Despite its sleek jet-age appearance, the 262 was roughly manufactured, because Germany had lost access to its normal aircraft assembly plants. In spite of these drawbacks the 262 was effective. For example, on April 7, 1945 a force of sixty 262s took on a large force of Allied bombers with escort fighters. Armed with their four nose-mounted cannons, and underwing rockets the Swallows succeeded in downing or damaging 25 Allied B-17s on that single mission. While it is unlikely that the outcome of the War could have been altered by an earlier introduction or greater production totals for this aircraft, it is clear to many historians that the duration of the War might have been drastically lengthened if the Me-262 had not been too little too late.

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