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Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian. (P)


Defenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian. (P)

Major Rudolf Rudi Sinner of STAB.III/JG7 attacking B-17s of 91st Bomb Group during March 1945. Attacking in a Kette of three aircraft from behind and below targeting the tailenders and rising over the B-17s. Avoiding any debris and evading the incoming fighter escort, who are dropping down from their top cover positions. Rudolf Sinner acheived a total of 39 victories, including two in the Me262.
Item Code : DHM1156PDefenders of the Reich by Graeme Lothian. (P) - This Edition
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REMARQUE Hartmann Presentation Edition of Artist Proofs Nos. 1 - 5, supplied double matted. Image size 25 inches x 14 inches (64cm x 36cm) Hartmann, Erich (matted)
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Reinert Presenetation Edition of Artist Proofs Nos. 6 - 10, supplied double matted. Image size 25 inches x 14 inches (64cm x 36cm) Reinert, Ernst Wilhelm (matted)
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Erich Rudorffer Knights Cross signature series edition of 30 artist proofs from the edition of 50 artist proofs. Image size 25 inches x 14 inches (64cm x 36cm) Rudorffer, Erich
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PRINTErich Rudorffer Knights Cross signature series edition of 240 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 14 inches (64cm x 36cm) Rudorffer, Erich
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PRINTWalter Schuck Knights Cross signature series edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 14 inches (64cm x 36cm) Schuck, Walter
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PRINT Radlauer and Pflaum signature edition of 100 prints from the signed limited edition of 1150 prints. Image size 25 inches x 14 inches (64cm x 36cm) Radlauer, Heinz
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Limited edition of 50 giclee canvas prints. Image size 36 inches x 22 inches (91cm x 56cm)Artist : Graeme Lothian
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