HUNTERS AT DAWN

by Robert Taylor

Editions Edition Size US($) QTY
Limited edition 375 $325.00
Artist proofs 25 $450.00
Remarques 15 $1195.00
Double remarques 10 $2095.00
Barkhorn tribute edition 10 $3995.00
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It became known as the most exclusive club in the history of air combat – the Three Hundred Club!

Those Aces with over 100 victories were exceptional; to reach 200 victories was a spectacular achievement. Yet two men went even further shooting down more than 300 enemy aircraft which placed them in a league of their own. They were the elite of the elite, and their names are legendary – Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn. 

It is no surprise that these iconic Aces scored their victories whilst flying with the legendary fighter wing JG52 and the Geschwader boasted some of greatest Luftwaffe pilots of WWII among its ranks – including the top three Aces of all time. Such renowned pilots as Gunther Rall (275 victories), Wilhelm Batz (237 victories), Hermann Graf (212 victories) and Helmut Lipfert (203 victories) helped this formidable unit notch up more than 10,000 victories making it the most successful fighter wing in history. 

Robert Taylor, the world’s premier aviation artist, has created a stunning portfolio dedicated to the two highest scoring fighter pilots of all time. Hunters at Dawn is the first release in this pair and features Hptm. Gerhard Barkhorn, Gruppenkommandeur of II./JG52. The great Ace, flying his Bf109 G-6, leads the Stab as they climb out from their base near the Black Sea, early November 1943. The crisp air of day break is temporarily punctuated by the roar of Daimler-Benz engines as the deadly Messerschmitt fighters set off on their daily hunt for Soviet aircraft over the front line. 

The legendary Gruppenkommandeur was by now close to his 200th victory, a feat he achieved on 30 November 1943. Even then little did he or his comrades know that this was only a temporary milestone in his exceptional combat career – although the enemy might have feared it.

Paying tribute to this great Ace, the edition is signed by iconic Luftwaffe Aces who flew on the Russian Front, giving collectors the opportunity to invest in a true piece of history. Specially produced with the serious collector in mind is the inclusion of the exceptional Tribute edition, combining a unique Robert Taylor original work with the rare signature of Gerhard Barkhorn along with other renowned Eastern Front Luftwaffe Fighter Aces.

The Signatures

Joining Robert Taylor in signing every print are two renowned Luftwaffe Fighter Aces who flew on the Eastern Front during World War II:

  • Oberfeldwebel Willi Reschke KC
  • Leutnant Hugo Broch KC

The Barkhorn Tribute Edition

Representing the ultimate in collecting, each print in this exceptional edition is issued with an ORIGINAL PENCIL work specially created by Robert Taylor. Each drawing is signed by three Luftwaffe fighter Aces who flew on the Eastern Front and conservation matted to include the original signatures of three more, including Gerhard Barkhorn.

  • Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob KC
  • Oberleutnant Walter Schuck KC with Oak Leaves
  • Oberleutnant Walter Wolfrum KC

The Aces included in this historic edition amassed a staggering total of 1012 victories!

  • Major Franz Eisenach KC
  • Oberleutnant Adolf Glunz KC WITH OAK LEAVES
  • Major Gerhard Barkhorn KC with Oak Leaves and Swords
Media:
Lithograph
Size:
32 x 24 inches
Release Date:
11/2016

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