Canvas with your own squadron or fighter wing markings*....$425
Overall size: 22" x 32" (Limited edition)
Image size: 18" x 27" (Limited edition)
Image size: 22" x 32" (Canvas)
*Please indicate desired custom squadron or fighter wing markings in comments section during checkout.
"CAS with Teeth" is a new Gicleé print/canvas by Rick Herter. In 2003 Rick was invited by the Air Force to travel to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. While there, he would help historically document the Air Force mission through art for the Air Force Art Program. The artist flew several missions over the length and breadth of the country. One of the places he visited was the captured Iraqi Air Base at Tallil, which is near Basra. A-10 Warthogs from the 110th Fighter Wing, Michigan Air National Guard and the 23rd Fighter Group, Pope Air Force Base, were flying missions from the air base against Iraqi targets.
CAS is the military term for Close Air Support. In this dramatic scene a Hawg from the 23rd FG, 74 FS makes a tight, descending turn as he begins ingress against a target in downtown Baghdad. The Hawg pilot has started to dispense flares to draw off any potential SAM missiles from his heavily armed aircraft. In the distance you'll notice the Hawg drivers' wingman pulling up to altitude after his attack on the target. The reference photos used in this painting were taken by the artist on one of his missions over Baghdad.
If you desire your canvas to be customized, please indicate your squadron/fighter wing in the comments section during checkout.