Running the Gauntlet

Robert Taylor

 

 

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Running the Gauntlet Robert Taylor

Running the Gauntlet, a superb painting by Robert Taylor, shows Messerschmitt Me262s of JV44 returning to base in southern Germany, having come under attack from P-51 Mustangs of the 353rd Fighter Group. Almost out of fuel and ammunition, the Messerscmitt Me262s have little option but to complete their landing sequence, hoping fervently they are not “bounced” by American fighters loitering in the area. They are out of luck on this occasion, and although Galland has organised a unit flying Focke-Wulf Fw190D-9s to provide air cover in the area of the airfield, they too have been caught by the 353rd Fighter Group’s surprise attack. At the relatively slow speed required on final approach, the Messerscmitt Me262’s handling is sluggish and the pilot is having enough trouble without the attentions of a bunch of P-51 Mustang pilots. At this point the JV44 Messerscmitt Me262 remains unscathed, and with the arrival of the Fw190s, there is the possibility this particular jet pilot will survive the day.

 

PRINT DETAILS

THE ACES EDITION

Joining artist Robert Taylor, each print has been individually signed in pencil by FOUR outstanding World War Two fighter pilots.

Major General DONALD J. STRAIT
Lieutenant Colonel CLYDE B. EAST
Leutnant NORBERT HANNIG
Leutnant WALTER SCHUCK

THE WAR IN EUROPE EDITION

The EIGHT signature WAR IN EUROPE Edition is additionally signed by an extra four fighter Aces.

With all the signatures of the Aces Edition the War in Europe Edition is additionally signed by -

Colonel DONALD CUMMINGS
Brigadier General ROBIN OLDS
Major ERIC RUDORFFER
Leutnant ALFRED AMBS

Matching numbered certificate of authenticity included.

Overall Print Size 33" x 25" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.

 

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PRINT PRICES

The Aces Edition
UK £200.00
Edition Size - 400

The War in Europe Edition
UK £250.00
Edition Size - 200

The War in Europe Edition Artist Proof
UK £375.00
Edition Size - 25

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