Hand signed and numbered by William S. Phillips|
Limited edition from a sold out 1982 publication.
Overall size: 27 1/2" x 22 1/2"
Image size: 24 1/2" x 18 1/2"
Includes the certificate of authenticity.
"Advantage Eagle" is a term that will be heard frequently as long as the F-15 is flying. The F-15's Eagle has a top speed of mach 2.5 and an unrefueled range of 1300 to 1500 miles with the centerline tank in use. This F-15, aircraft number 4082, is an "A" version assigned to the Triple Nickle 555th Tactical Fighter Training Squadron at Luke Air Force Base outside of Phoenix. In this action, the Air Force is in a joint training mission with the Navy over the Arizona desert. A Navy F-4, ahead in the distance, is engaged in low-level dissimilar air combat maneuvering (ACM) to evade the F-15. The pilot is going to have to be awfully good . . . the Eagle has the advantage and is a hard plane to shake. To impart a feeling of power and motion, the landscape is at a slight angle and the foreground is blurred as the Eagle roars by at about 500 knots.