In this, Nicolas Trudgian's second published collection, over 40 paintings featuring classic combat aircraft are reproduced in full colour, supported and enhanced by wonderfully detailed pencil drawings. The artist's first hand narrative describes each painting, his research, discussions with aircrews, and how these relate to his finished canvasses. Trudgian brings a reality and authenticity to his work that has made him a favourite with the pilots and crews of the combat aircraft featured in his paintings- an accolade achieved by very few aviation artists. The foreword is by leading Battle of Britain fighter Ace, Air Commodore Pete Brothers, CBE, DSO, DFC*. Beautifully bound in hard case, with full colour dust jacket, Nick's new book provides a veritable art gallery of magical quality that will bring endless hours of pleasure for enthusiasts of classic aircraft of the past, and will serve as a tribute to the gallant pilots and crews who flew them in combat.