by James Dietz
The Green-Tails of Jasta 5
A sudden chill seizes the crisp morning as the pilots and mechanics of Jasta 5, one of Germany’s most successful units, prepare their Albatross D.V fighters for an early morning patrol in support of the German Spring Offensive, 1918.
When the Allied fighters saw the distinctive green-tailed fighters of Jasta 5 heading their way, they knew they had a fight on their hands. Created in January 1916, Jasta 5 were one of the earliest fighter units in the new Imperial German Air Force and over the following two years carved out a fearsome reputation; by the end of the war its pilots had scored over 250 victories.
Top aviation artist Jim Dietz resurrects the colourful fighters of Jasta 5 with a powerful painting in which he captures the units’ pilots and mechanics preparing their Albtross D.Vs for a crisp early morning patrol in support of the German Spring Offensive of 1918.
Working in close partnership with Jim, we’re delighted to announce this stunning piece as tribute to these iconic aerial pioneers of the Great War!
The Limited Edition
James’ painting has been faithfully reproduced as an artist-signed Limited Edition print, with each copy hand numbered and issues with its own Certificate of Authenticity.
The Matted Collector’s Edition
Adding considerable historic significance, each copy in this highly-restricted edition is issued mounted to full conservation standards to include an original and authentic autograph of a highly decorated German pilot who flew during WWI:
- Feldwebel Gustav Boehl Royal Hohenzollern House Order with Swords
The Matted Remarques & Double Remarques
Widely considered as some of the best in the industry, artist James Dietz will individually create a unique pencil Remarque in the lower margin of the print. The perfect way for enthusiasts to collect original art!
Created specially for the serious collector, the DOUBLE REMARQUES are much bigger than a standard remarque and exclusively restricted to just 10 copies worldwide.
Both Remarque editions are issued conservation matted to include all signatures of the Collector’s Edition.
- 27.5 x 17.5 inches
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Editions that feature original and unique artwork, such as Remarque, Tribute and matted editions, are specifically hand-crafted to order. As a result, our normal delivery policies do not apply to these items but we’ll be sure to update you as soon as your drawing is complete. If you have any particular request for your remarque drawing – such as specific aircraft markings – please ask when placing your order and we will do our best to accommodate.
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