STORMCLOUDS GATHER BY NICOLAS TRUDGIAN - REMARQUE
The Luftwaffe's main fighter during the Battle of Britain was the legendary Me109E, which was flown by all of the most successful Aces of the period. Fast and well-armed, it proved itself one of the best fighters in the world in 1940. Even though the Spitfire was a match, the Me109E had some advantages - a supercharger, a direct fuel-injected carburetter that allowed the pilot to throw the aircraft around without worrying about the engine cutting out because of negative G. During the Battle of Britain it was the Me109E that British pilots had the most respect for in combat.
The highest scoring Messerschmitt 109 Ace of the battle was Helmut Wick of JG2 and it is his distinctively mottled Me109E that Nick chose to portray in his 2000 Release 'Stormclouds Gather'. As yet another wave of Luftwaffe He111's head out towards targets in England, Wick leads his Me109E's out to escort them to their targets. Below on the beach a Bomber Command Blenheim has forced landed after combat, highlighting the role played by them during the Battle.
The Print has been signed by TWO veterans who flew the Me109E with Helmut Wick in JG2 during the Battle of Britain:
OBERLEUTNANT GUNTHER SEEGER
OBERLEUTNANT SIEGFRIED BETHKE
The Print measures 27 x 18 Inches and is in excellent Condition
THIS IS A RARE PRESENTATION REMQRUE BY NICK TRUDGIAN. He has drawn the Me109E of Helmut Wick.
A superb example of this release!