Shigeo Koike Art Print: Aichi B7A3 Ryusei-kai Carrier Torpedo Bomber

by HobbyLink Japan
$13.85 USD $13.85 USD

Description

This is an aircraft art print.

Powerful, fast and boasting fighter-like nimbleness, the Aichi Ryusei was a great plane that was doomed to back halls of history by Japan's inability to fit it with a good engine, the destruction of its manufacturing plants, and the lack of any carriers able to handle it.  The "Grace," as she was called by the Allies, was a very modern design, with an internal bomb bay (torpedoes would be carried externally), a Corsair-like inverted-gull wing, and plenty of defensive armament.  Koike's painting shows the plane's sleek lines well, and the effectiveness of the typical late-war Japanese Navy camouflage on a plane at low altitude over water.

 

This print is reproduced on heavy art board just like the original, and sized identical to the original, measuring 400mm x 315mm (15.75 x 12.4 inches). It's offset printed, and the color reproduction has been approved by Koike himself.  The art board measures 625mm x 453mm (24.6 x 17.83), giving you the freedom to have it framed as you would like. Each print is packed in a special sleeve inside a sturdy cardboard shipping box designed especially to prevent bending during international shipping (NOTE: These prints cannot be combined with other items for shipping, except for additional art prints; they will be shipped separately in their special packaging, even if ordered together with other items).

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Details

Code: KIKAP-017
Release Date: Aug 2010
Item Size/Weight: 62.5cm x 45.3cm x 0.2cm / 320g
Manufacturer: HobbyLink Japan