Superb original oil painting of the rarely painted Heinkel He-219 "Uhu" night fighter. Painting shows Uhu taking off at sunset on a winter night mission against allied bombers. The Uhu ("Eagle-Owl") was a night fighter that served with the German Luftwaffe in the later stages of World War II. A relatively sophisticated design, the He 219 possessed a variety of innovations, including Lichtenstein SN-2 advanced VHF-band intercept radar, also used on the Ju 88G and Bf 110G night fighters. It was also the first operational military aircraft to be equipped with ejection seats and the first operational German World War II-era aircraft with tricycle landing gear. Had the Uhu been available in quantity, it might have had a significant effect on the strategic night bombing offensive of the Royal Air Force; however, only 294 of all models were built by the end of the war. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow was the leading night fighter ace on the He 219. Modrow was credited with 33 from 34 night air victories on the type.
This original oil painting would make a fantastic gift for any WW2 Veteran or Veteran's family member, especially for those that flew during the war.
Artist: S. Heyen
Approximate dimensions: 27" x 14"
Price: Only $1395.00!
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