Retribution!

In April of 2016, the 190th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron deployed from its home base at Gowen Field, Idaho.  The 190th represent the citizen airman of the Idaho Air National Guard. The Skullbangars as they are known flew to Incirlik airbase in Turkey and immediately commenced round-the-clock airstrikes against ISIS. The A-10 Warthogs provided close air support for troops on the ground, destroyed ISIS buildings, and attacked the terrorists where ever they were found to be operating. During the deployment the Warthogs fired over 167,000 round of 30MM in addition to dropping thousands of precision guided bombs on the enemy.

In this dramatic scene, 2 Hogs are working together during an early morning mission. The lead Hog has just smoked ISIS fighters seeking concealment in an orchard below while the second A-10 has just blown up a vehicle born IED on the roadway.  In the distance you can see smoke from ISIS held buildings.

Retribution!  is available in two versions:

  • Archival Paper Print, Limited Edition: Size is 21″ x 32″ with image area of 15″ x 28″ – Signed and numbered limited edition of 100 prints is $135
  • Limited Edition Rolled Premium Canvas: Size is 15″ x 28″ – Signed and numbered canvas is $295
  • Limited Edition Full Size Rolled Premium Canvas: Size is 22″ x 40″ – Signed and numbered full size canvas is $445
  • Remarque Custom Drawing
Remarque
A Remarque is a original drawing that Rick creates in the border area of your print. Since this is a hand drawn, original piece of art, this option adds a significant increase in the rarity and value of your paper print.

Pacific Thunder

Since its 1953 inception, the United States Air Force Air Demonstration Team, The Thunderbirds, have flashed through the sky in awesome displays of aerial thunder. The team has been called “America’s Ambassadors in Blue.”  They have visited all 50 states and over 60 nations. The team has flown aircraft from the F-84 to the F-16 before nearly 300 million people, never having to cancel a show due to mechanical difficulties.

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Signed and numbered by the artist


  • 950 Limited editions….$110
  • 30″ x 14″

 


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Double Over Berlin

On December 5, 1944, then Major Don Strait was leading three other Mustangs as part of an escort of B-17s on a raid to Berlin. Strait had already scored four victories and at the time was the Commanding Officer of the 361st Fighter Squadron of the 356th Fighter Group. As the B-17s below dropped their bombs, Strait and his squadron mates were met with a frightening sight – out of the sun and with the advantage of altitude, over 20 FW-190s and Bf109s pounced on the escorting P-51s.

Strait closed his eyes as all of the fighters merged into a small sliver of sky, fearing he was about to die in a mid-air collision. Realizing he was still very much alive, he could not believe the sight in front of him. Two of the pursuing Focke Wulfs were now the hunted as he was behind the Germans. A quick burst into the wingman of the two ship and the 190 erupted in flames and smoke.

Expecting the leader to split-S and dive for the ground, Strait was once again surprised. The German turned into Straits’ line of flight and the Mustang’s guns found their mark. Donald Strait scored his 5th and 6th victories ushering him into the history books as an 8th Air Force Ace.

Major Strait finished the war with 13.5 aerial kills. He served in the United States Air Force until the 1970’s retiring as a Major General. Rick Herter was personally commissioned to create this painting to hang in General Strait’s home.

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Order a print of: Double Over Berlin

Prints are signed by the artist and numbered


Choose from:

  • 651 Limited Edition Giclees….$165
  • 51 Limited Editon Canvas Giclees….$350