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Breaking Cover by Robert Taylor.


Breaking Cover by Robert Taylor.

Concealed in the woods of northern France, Fw190 pilots break cover ready for a quick take-off to intercept Allied bombers in the summer of 1944. One of the great fighters of World War II, the Fw190 for a time came to dominate the war-torn skies of Europe and was flown by many of the Luftwaffe's great Aces.
Item Code : DHM6229Breaking Cover by Robert Taylor. - This Edition
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PRINTSigned limited edition of 275 prints.

Paper size 13 inches x 9.5 inches (33cm x 24cm) Kott, Gerhard
Ballewski, Helmut
Wuppermann, Kurt
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
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Other editions of this item : Breaking Cover by Robert Taylor. DHM6229
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Limited edition of 25 artist proofs. Paper size 13 inches x 9.5 inches (33cm x 24cm) Kott, Gerhard
Ballewski, Helmut
Wuppermann, Kurt
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
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PRESENTATIONEagles edition of 30 prints.

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Overall matted size 17.5 inches x 17.5 inches (45cm x 45cm) Kott, Gerhard
Ballewski, Helmut
Wuppermann, Kurt
Hrabak, Dieter (matted)
Schack, Gunther (matted)
Buchner, Hermann (matted)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
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PRESENTATIONLuftwaffe Tribute edition of 15 prints.

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Overall matted size 17.5 inches x 19 inches (45cm x 48cm) Kott, Gerhard
Ballewski, Helmut
Wuppermann, Kurt
Hrabak, Dieter (matted)
Schack, Gunther (matted)
Buchner, Hermann (matted)
Krupinski, Walter (matted)
Rall, Gunther (matted)
Trautloft, Hannes (matted)
Losigkeit, Fritz (matted)
Lange, Heinz (matted)
Grislawski, Alfred (matted)
Thyben, Gerhard (matted)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
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REMARQUELuftwaffe Tribute edition of 15 remarques.

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Overall matted size 17.5 inches x 19 inches (45cm x 48cm) Kott, Gerhard
Ballewski, Helmut
Wuppermann, Kurt
Hrabak, Dieter (matted)
Schack, Gunther (matted)
Buchner, Hermann (matted)
Krupinski, Walter (matted)
Rall, Gunther (matted)
Trautloft, Hannes (matted)
Losigkeit, Fritz (matted)
Lange, Heinz (matted)
Grislawski, Alfred (matted)
Thyben, Gerhard (matted)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
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REMARQUELuftwaffe Tribute edition of 5 double remarques.

SOLD OUT.
Overall matted size 17.5 inches x 19 inches (45cm x 48cm) Kott, Gerhard
Ballewski, Helmut
Wuppermann, Kurt
Hrabak, Dieter (matted)
Schack, Gunther (matted)
Buchner, Hermann (matted)
Krupinski, Walter (matted)
Rall, Gunther (matted)
Trautloft, Hannes (matted)
Losigkeit, Fritz (matted)
Lange, Heinz (matted)
Grislawski, Alfred (matted)
Thyben, Gerhard (matted)
+ Artist : Robert Taylor
SOLD
OUT
VIEW EDITION...

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Leutnant Helmut Ballewski
Helmut Ballewski was one of the 'younger' generation flyers, not joining the Luftwaffe until November 1942. Posted to JG53 PIK AS he flew all of his 47 missions in the west. With IV./JG53 from January 1945, Helmut Ballewski was Helmut Bennemann's wingman on Operation Bodenplatte. He also flew fighter bomber operations on the Bridge at Remagen operation. He was awarded the Iron Cross.
Leutnant Kurt WuppermannKurt Wupperrnann was called up in 1942, and with a love of flying, joined the Luftwaffe. After completing his pilot training, he was posted to join JG54 Greenhearts flying the Fw190A-8. Transferring to the northern sector of the Eastern Front, he notched up three quick victories and flew oil combat operations continually until 18 December 1944, when he was shot down over the Baltic near Riga, making an emergency landing. On theground, he was rescued by Strafgeschwader 291, but had suffered bad facial injuries. So great was the need for experienced pilots in the last months of the war however that after six weeks in hospital he was patched up and flying combat again.


Unteroffizier Gerhard Kott
Luftwaffe Fw190 with 8 victories. Kott joined III./JG3 in 1943 flying Me109s on the Eastern front. Transferring to IV./JG3 he converted to the Fw190 Sturm, before joining JG4 Sturmgruppe, also on Fw190s. Here he shot down four B-17s and one B-24. After a period instructing he returned to the East, adding to his score. He finished the war with a total of 8 victories.

The Aircraft :
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Fw190The Focke-Wulf 190 development project began in 1937. Conceived as a hedge against total dependence on the Messerchmitt 109, the 190 was designed by Kurt Tank utilizing a radial engine. This was against generally accepted design criteria in Germany, and many historians believe that the decision to produce a radial engine fighter was largely due to the limited manufacturing capacity for in-line, water-cooled engines which were widely used on all other Luftwaffe aircraft. Despite these concerns, Tanks design was brilliant, and the 190 would become one of the top fighter aircraft of WWII. The first prototype flew in mid-1939. The aircraft had excellent flying characteristics, a wonderful rate of acceleration, and was heavily armed. By late 1940 the new fighter was ordered into production. Nicknamed the butcher bird, by Luftwaffe pilots, early 190s were quite successful in the bomber interceptor role, but at this stage of the war many Allied bombing raids lacked fighter escort. As the war dragged on, Allied bombers were increasingly accompanied by fighters, including the very effective P-51 Mustang. The Allies learned from experience that the 190s performance fell off sharply at altitudes above 20,000 feet. As a result, most Allied bombing missions were shifted to higher altitudes when fighter opposition was likely. Kurt Tank had recognized this shortcoming and began working on a high-altitude version of the 190 utilizing an in-line, water-cooled engine. Utilizing a Jumo 12-cylinder engine rated at 1770-HP, and capable of 2,240-HP for short bursts with its methanol injection system, the 190D, or Long Nose or Dora as it was called, had a top speed of 426-MPH at 22,000 feet. Armament was improved with two fuselage and two wing mounted 20mm cannon. To accommodate the changes in power plants the Dora had a longer, more streamlined fuselage, with 24 inches added to the nose, and an additional 19 inches added aft of the cockpit to compensate for the altered center of gravity. By mid 1944 the Dora began to reach fighter squadrons in quantity. Although the aircraft had all the right attributes to serve admirably in the high altitude interceptor role, it was not generally focused on such missions. Instead many 190Ds were assigned to protect airfields where Me-262 jet fighters were based. This was due to the latter aircrafts extreme vulnerability to Allied attack during takeoff and landing. The 190Ds also played a major role in Operation Bodenplatte, the New Years Day raid in 1945 which destroyed approximately 500 Allied aircraft on the ground. The High Command was impressed with the 190Ds record on this raid, and ordered most future production of the Doras to be equipped as fighter-bombers. In retrospect this was a strategic error, and this capable aircraft was not fully utilized in the role for which it was intended.

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