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This page is our central aviation art directory page.  Here you can view all of the aircraft featured in our artwork, find any of the aviation artists on our site, see all the squadrons depicted and browse our pilot and aircrew signatures.

 

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 Austrian-born Walter Nowotny was one of Germany's highest scoring aces of WWII with 258 victories to his credit, three of them flying the Messerschmitt Me.262. He is depicted here flying White 8 of Kommando Nowotny based at Achmer, Germany in 1944. He was killed in action later that year following a fraught combat with US fighters during the Defence of the Reich.

White 8 - Walter Nowotny by Ivan Berryman.
 The highest scoring fighter pilot of all time with a confirmed tally of 352 victories, Erich Hartmann is depicted getting airborne from a snowy airstrip in Czechoslovakia, late in 1944 in a Bf109G-6 of 6./JG 52.

Erich Hartmann - The Ace of Aces by Ivan Berryman.
 Arguably the best known of all World War 1 fighter aces, Mannfred von Richthofen, the 'Red Baron', is depicted here flying Fokker Dr.1, serial No 425/17, in its final livery following the introduction of the <i>Balkenkreuze</i>, early in 1918. Contrary to popular belief, this was the only Triplane flown by the <i>Rittmeister</i> that was painted all red and was also the aircraft in which he lost his life on 21st April 1918, the celebrated ace having scored a confirmed 80 victories against allied aircraft over France.

The Greatest of Them All - Manfred von Richthofen by Ivan Berryman.
 Perhaps the greatest exponent of Fokker's Eindecker series of aircraft, Max Immelmann is credited with 15 aerial victories and was the first fighter pilot ever to win the coveted Pour le Mérite. He was killed on 18th June 1916 during combat with British FE.2B fighters of 25 Sqn.

The First Ace - Max Immelmann by Ivan Berryman.

 

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Aircraft Portal

At Cranston Fine Arts, we have been publishing aviation art for over two decades.  We have artwork depicting the classic aircraft - Spitfires, Mustangs, Lancasters, Me109s - but we have also made a commitment to commission artwork of less well known aircraft.  This has led to us having the widest selection of aviation art available anywhere.  Just check the aircraft menus opposite to see for yourself!

Full Aircraft Directory : Currently 378 Different Aircraft!
 

British Aircraft Directory : Currently 120 Aircraft
 

German Aircraft Directory : Currently 73 Aircraft
 

American Aircraft Directory : Currently 107 Aircraft
 
Featured Aircraft

Thunderbolt

Halifax

Mosquito

Me110

 

 

Aviation Artist Portal

Full Artist Directory : Currently 101 Different Aviation Artists!
 

Featured Aviation Artists

Nicolas Trudgian
Nicolas Trudgian

Anthony Saunders
Anthony Saunders

Gerald Coulson
Gerald Coulson

Ivan Berryman
Ivan Berryman

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor

Richard Taylor
Richard Taylor

Our dedication to aviation art is such that we commission more of it than any other publisher.  We have more new releases by more artists than anyone else.  In addition to this, we have acquired the print collection of many artists in recent years, including Gerald Coulson and Robert Tomlin.  Our most significant purchase though, was the entire back catalogue of Nicolas Trudgian prints.  You'll find all remaining prints of Nicolas Trudgian from his days with Military Gallery on this website.  Other websites may advertise them, but we have found that very few actually have the product in stock.  

 

Squadron Aviation Portal

Many of our customers are looking for aviation art related to a specific squadron, usually because a relative once served in it.  We have taken the squadron details of every aviation print in our database where possible and collated the information into an easy menu which you will find opposite.  Most aviation art sites will offer you a few of the famous squadrons - we offer our visitors everything there is.  In addition to the prints, we have supplemented the information with all the available aircraft, pilot, ace, signature and any other data available from our historical databases.

Full Squadron Directory : Currently 444 Different Squadrons!
 

 

Aviation Signatures Portal

Full Aviation Signature Directory : Currently 2005 Different Signatures!
 

Featured Signatures

Douglas Bader

Paul Tibbets

Hans Joachim Jabs

Bill Reid

Chuck Yeager

Manfred von Richthofen

Pilot and aircrew signatures are valuable additions to aviation art prints - adding a connection to the pilots who often flew the aircraft depicted in the image.  The photograph above shows Erich Rudorffer signing an edition of a print recently.  A major Ace in the Luftwaffe, his signature is one of many that are sought after because of the connection to the past.  With the obvious attraction of high scoring German pilots aside, every one of our pilot and aircrew signatures represents a link to a time when every mission was potentially their last.  Bomber crews in the RAF rarely survived their full tour of duty - over 50% of airmen did not return from missions.  In addition to wartime signatures, we also have many signatures from more recent times - Falklands pilots, Iraq and Afghanistan among others.  Our pages show all the prints with the chosen signature, but are also connected to our massive databases of aircraft, squadrons and victories.

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Everything we obtain for this site is shown on the site, we do not have any more photos, crew lists or further information on any of the ships.

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