The Big Guns

Nicolas Trudgian





The Big Guns Nicolas Trudgian
In late 1944, responding to relentless Soviet offensives, the very best of the Luftwaffe heads towards the Front in the long and bitter struggle to defend the homeland. The Messerschmitt Me 109Gs of JG52, including those of the greatest aces of all time,
Erich Hartmann and Gerhard Barkhorn, share the sky with the most highly decorated soldier of the Third Reich, Hans-Ulrich Rudel, in his tank-busting Ju 87G of St.G2.



The Three Signature Edition is signed by the artist Nicolas Trudgian and countersigned by three distinguished Luftwaffe pilots.Gunther Rall Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords JG52, Walter Wolfrum Knights Cross JG52, Hans Krohn Knights Cross SG2 "Immelmann"

The Eleven Signature Edition is signed by the artist Nicolas Trudgian and countersigned by Eleven distinguished Luftwaffe pilots.

Gunther Rall Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords JG52
Walter Krupinski Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords JG52
Alfred Grislawski Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords JG52
Adolf Dickfield Knights Cross Oakleaves and Swords JG52
Viktor Petermann Knights Cross JG52
Franz Woidich Knights Cross JG52
Rudolf Trenkel Knights Cross JG52
Walter Wolfrum Knights Cross JG52
Edmund Rossmann Knights Cross JG52
Heinz Ewald Knights Cross JG52
Hans Krohn Knights Cross SG2 "Immelmann"

Overall Print Size 24" x 18" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

The Canvas Giclee Edition The only opportunity to obtain the full-size reproduction of the sensational original painting by Nicolas Trudgian, 'The Big Guns'. A Limited Edition worldwide of only 25 canvas giclee prints stretched on wooden formers ready to be framed or rolled. (require stretching by your picture framer).

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Canvas Size 36" x 24" (inches)


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The Three Signature Edition
UK £125.00
Edition Size - 300

The Eleven Signature Edition
UK £275.00
Edition Size - 400

Canvas Giclee Edition (Rolled)
UK £275.00
Edition Size - 25


Canvas Giclee Edition (Stretched on wooden stretcher bars ready for Framing)
UK £330.00


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