The Lucky Shot

Manfred von Richthofen is wounded in the head by a lucky shot from an FE2d on 6th July 1917. Although this combat has been painted many times before, the author of the Osprey book for which it was commissioned, Jim Miller, wanted me to do it again to show the crucial second Fe2d that must have fired the shot that hit MvR. Jim has worked out from the angle of the wound that MvR couldn't have been hit by the Fee he was attacking or by an Albatros from behind, so this is the most likely scenario.

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    53cm x 34cm (21" x 13")
  • Overall size:
    59cm x 42cm (23" x 16")
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