Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian


Green Heart Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian features Fw190s of JG 54 Green Hearts over the Eastern Front.

In the summer of 1940 a 20 year old captain, Hannes Trautloft, took command of JG 54.  During the next three years this extraordinary fighter leader shaped the unit into one of the most successful combat fighter wings of World War II.

The Green Heart emblem of his home town Thuringischen, in the heart of Germany, became the groups symbol and the fighter pilots famous as Trautloft’s Green Heart Warriors. They carried their reputation throughout almost every European theatre. After campaigning in the Balkans, the unit moved to the Russian Front, were it flew Me190s and Fw190s in the heavy fighting of the Northern Region. By the war-end no fewer than twenty Green Heart Aces had achieved more than 100 air victories, its pilots collecting 58 Knight's Cross awards.

Nicolas Trudgian portrays a typical scene on the Eastern Front in 1943: IL-2 Stormovicks have attacked a German armoured division who have called for air support. JG 54 Green Hearts have quickly scrambled to the scene and have broken up the attack, downing several Russian aircraft during the encounter.  In the foreground, Hannes Trautloft’s Fw190 hurtles out of Nicolas’s canvas towards us, as the Ace glances over his shoulder to see an unfortunate IL-2 moments before hitting the snow covered landscape a few feet below. Behind, two more Fw190’s give support while in the background the low-level aerial contest is furiously fought. The drama unfolds in a exquisitely painted landscape, the northern morning sun casting long shadows across the snow drifts.

Each print in Nicolas Trudgian's Limited Edition, Green Heart Warriors, is signed by four of JG54's outstanding Fighter Aces:
General Dieter Hrabak
General Hannes Trautloft
Major Hans-Ekkehard Bob
Major Franz Eisenach.

We are selling this print on behalf of one of our collectors. It was purchased from ourselves when released in 1992 and has been stored dark and flat since. It is in mint condition and is supplied with the original Certificate of Authenticity.
Reference: SB086

Note: the 'Nicolas Trudgian' logo on the bottom right of the image does not appear on the actual print itself.

Artist:

Nicolas Trudgian


From:

Military Gallery


Edition:

1000



Size:

32 x 25 inches overall including borders.



£0.00 £285.00
0 Rewards Points
QTY
Out Of Stock

We also recommend

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian

Rocket Attack by Nicolas Trudgian

£85.00
The Black Sheep - Fighter Pilots Edition by Nicolas Trudgian

The Black Sheep - Fighter Pilots Edition by Nicolas Trudgian

£160.00
The Hornet's Nest by John Shaw - Doolittle Raiders

The Hornet's Nest by John Shaw - Bargain Print

£120.00
Three Hundred Club by Nicolas Trudgian

Three Hundred Club by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£245.00
Hurricane Scramble by Robert Taylor

Hurricane Scramble by Robert Taylor - ref MW029

£395.00
Compass Heading 270° by Robert Taylor

Compass Heading 270° by Robert Taylor

£250.00
Stuka by Robert Taylor

Stuka by Robert Taylor

£250.00
Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian

Homeward Bound by Nicolas Trudgian

£120.00
Gunfight Over Rabaul - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

Gunfight Over Rabaul - Artist Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

£275.00
Balloon Buster by Robert Taylor

Balloon Buster by Robert Taylor

£515.00
Ice Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian

Ice Warriors by Nicolas Trudgian

£135.00
Midway - The Turning of the Tide - Robert Taylor - Bargain Print

Midway - The Turning of the Tide - Robert Taylor - Bargain Print

£245.00
Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian

Normandy Breakout by Nicolas Trudgian

£140.00
Height of the Battle by Robert Taylor

Height of the Battle by Robert Taylor - RAF Edition

£495.00
Mosquitos at Dusk - Portfolio Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

Mosquitos at Dusk - Portfolio Proof by Nicolas Trudgian

£295.00
Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian

Desert Victory by Nicolas Trudgian

£165.00
Readiness at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian - Battle of Britain Edition

Readiness at Dawn by Nicolas Trudgian - Battle of Britain Edition

£75.00
Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian

Victory Over the Rhine by Nicolas Trudgian - Bargain Print

£95.00
Mustangs on the Prowl by Robert Taylor

Mustangs on the Prowl by Robert Taylor

£475.00
The Dragons of Colombert by Nicolas Trudgian

The Dragons of Colombert by Nicolas Trudgian

£95.00

The item has been added to your basket

Continue Shopping
Proceed To Checkout