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  1. he T-38 Talon is a 2 seat, twin-engine, supersonic jet trainer. First flown in 1959, the Talon has been in service with the US Air Force, US Navy and NASA. The aircraft was also flown by the USAF Thunderbirds from 1974 to 1983. On February 18, 1962, a T-38 set 4 time-to-climb world records to 3,000, 6,000, 9.000 and 12,000 meters. With a top speed of Mach 1.3 and impressive climbing ability the Talon became known as “The White Rocket”.
  2. Beautiful machine Gray. Great work on the polished metal surface.
  3. Thank you Steve and Ioannis.
  4. Known as the Dragon Lady, the U-2 is a high-altitude intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. First flown in 1955, the U-2 has been steadily upgraded and has been in service for over 50 years. The U-2 is designed to operate at 70,000 feet or more. It carries a wide range of sensors and cameras to gather a multitude of intelligence information. The U-2S version features a redesigned airframe being enlarged nearly 30%. It has increased fuel capacity and features under-wing pods. The U-2 remains the most capable and reliable ISR platform flying today - manned or unmanned.
  5. The F-94C version of the Starfire was designed to do one thing, intercept and shoot down Soviet Tu-4 bombers (copies of the American B-29). The aircraft's entire armament consisted of rockets. The Starfire was an interim design until more advanced aircraft could be deployed. Nevertheless, the aircraft proved itself during the 1953 Red Sun exercise when the F-94C intercepted and "shot down" several B-36 Peacemaker bombers. The Starfire's short time in service ended when the type was phased out in 1959. There are quite a few surviving Starfires on display in museums around the United States.
  6. Thanks Starfighter, Harry and Stephane. My paintings are done digitally using Photoshop and Corel Painter.
  7. World War I saw the rapid advancement of aerial warfare. Machines made largely of wood and fabric piloted by men without parachutes. Perhaps the two most iconic fighters of the war were the Sopwith Camel and the Fokker Triplane. The types were a relatively equal match but it was the Sopwith Camel which downed more enemy machines than any other airplane in the war. The Camel could be a handful to fly but it was nimble, quick and well armed. In the hands of an experienced pilot it was a formidable foe. My print is a tribute to these iconic birds of prey from the dawn of the flying era.
  8. Thanks Gray. The Seasprite has been one of my favorite helicopters since the 70s.
  9. Nice work Gray. I like your unique perspective on the P-80.
  10. Beautiful airplane. The old gal looks splendid in the vintage Delta colors.
  11. Beautiful work Gray. Well composed scene with good action.
  12. Entering service in 1962, the SH-2 Seasprite proved to be a durable and adaptable design. Remanufactured in 1968 to utilize two jet engines, the Seasprite was a powerful performer. The Seasprite was used in various roles including rescue of downed airmen in Vietnam and antisubmarine missions as the SH-2F. The last Seaprites to serve with the US Navy were retired in 2001 but the upgraded SH-2G Super Seasprite continues to serve with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. This print depicts the SH-2F Seasprite as it appeared in service with the “Easyriders” of HSL-37.
  13. That is a good looking profile. Very cool that you have Joe Sutter's signature.
  14. Nice work Gray. I like the "B" model P-40 better than the "E".
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