*Giclee Canvas Proofs do not contain the ace's signatures.
A formation of Mirages led by LtCol Avi Lanir, commander of 101 Squadron Israeli Air Force, intercepts MiG21's over the Syrian Desert on 9 November 1972. In the ensuing dogfight two of the Syrian MiG's are shot down, one of them from a direct hit by Lanir to score his second MiG victory.
Created with the direct input of one of the greatest Jet Aces of the Supersonic age, Giora Epstein, this spectacular piece is a tribute to one of the greatest fighter leaders of the Isreali Air Force, Lt Colonel Avraham Lanir and depicts an arena of aviation combat that is seldom depicted.
This historic release is endorsed by some of the most legendary Jet Aces in history and the edition is personally signed by a staggering TWENTY SIX Israeli Aces that flew the Mirage in combat, amassing a total of more than 207 victories between them.
Colonel GIORA EVEN EPSTEIN- Israel's highest ever scoring fighter pilot and the highest scoring Jet to Jet Ace in history with 17 confirmed victories.
Lieutenant Colonel AVRAHAM SALOMON - a Double Ace with at least 141/2 victories
Brigadier General ISRAEL BAHARAV - a Double Ace with a minimum of 12 confirmed victories
Colonel YEHUDA KOREN - a Double Ace credited with at least 101/2 victories
Lieutenant Colonel SHLOMO LEVI - a Double Ace with a minimum of 10 confirmed victories
Colonel ODED MAROM - a Double Ace with at least 11 victories
Brigadier General IFTACH SPECTOR - a Double Ace with a minimum of 12 victories
Major General GIORA ROM - the Israeli Air Force's first ever jet Ace with at least 5 confirmed victories
Major EITAN KARMI - an Ace with at least 9 victories
Major DROR HARISH - an Ace with at least 9 confirmed victories
Brigadier General AMOS AMIR - an Ace with a minimum of 9 victories
Lieutenant Colonel MENAHEM SHMUL - an Ace with at least 5 confirmed victories
Major REUVEN ROZEN - an Ace with a minimum of 5 victories
Colonel ILAN GONEN - an Ace with at least 8 confirmed victories
Brigadier General RAN RONEN PEKER - an ace with at least 7 victories
Lieutenant Colonel MOSHE HERTZ - an Ace with at least 61/2 confirmed victories
Captain AVRAHM GILAD - an Ace with a minimum of 5 victories
Brigadier General MENACHEM SHARON - an Ace with a minimum of 6 confirmed victories
Major GIDON DROR - an Ace with a minimum of 5 confirmed victories
Colonel URI EVEN NIR - an Ace with at least 6 confirmed victories
Colonel GIDON LIVNI - an Ace with a minimum of 51/2 confirmed victories
Lieutenant Colonel YORAM GEVA - an Ace with a minimum of 5 confirmed victories
Brigadier General URIGIL - an Ace with a minimum of 71/2 victories, officially recognised as the worlds oldest fighter pilot who was still flying operationally at 60
Major ITHAMAR NEUNER - an Ace with at least 5 victories
Lieutenant Colonel ARIEL COHEN - an Ace with at least 5 confirmed victories
Lieutenant Colonel YERMI KEEIDAR - an ace with at least 7 victories