Arado Ar196 Units Original
This is the new original painting for Osprey's forthcoming book on Arado Ar196 Units. It depicts an unusual combat that took place during the Battle of Britain on 15 August 1940 when six Spitfires of 266 Squadron came across Arado Ar196 T3+DH flown by Hauptmann Gerrit Wiegmink (Staffelkapitän of 1./196). Wiegmink turned towards the Spitfires and fired his 20mm cannons but eventually lost the uneven fight and crashed into the sea near Dunkirk, his observer Lt zur See Dietrich Schlenker being killed. The Spitfire of Sgt Fred Hawley was also shot down during this encounter.
NB. The frame is for illustrative purposes only, the painting is supplied without frame.
- ORIGINAL PAINTING INFORMATION
- Original painting size:15" x 11"
- Medium:Acrylic on artboard
- Year painted:2020