The finest Close Air Support aircraft ever built has been the venerable A-10 Thunderbolt II, more commonly known as the “Warthog!” The A-10 entered service in the 1970’s and has proven itself in combat into its fourth decade of service. Though the United States Air Force has sought to retire the airplane since the 1990’s in favor of newer and higher tech airframes, the Warthog continues to survive and save countless lives of U.S. and coalition troops in every theater the airplane has served in. This newest painting and print was commissioned by a member of the 107th Fighter Squadron upon the squadron’s return from combat in Iraq.
The story of the action is printed on the bottom of each print (see below) along with the squadron and wing patches of the Red Devils.The 107th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron in Operation INHERENT RESOLVE 9 April to 16 October 2015 The 107th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron “Red Devils” based at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan deployed its A-10C “Warthog” aircraft to Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait in support of coalition operations. While deployed, the unit became part of the 332d Expeditionary Operations Group which is a direct descendent organization of the 332nd Fighter Group “The Tuskegee Airmen” also known as the Red Tails. The Red Devils and supporting Airmen of the 127th Wing proudly carried on the legacy of the Red Tails, adding yet another chapter to the long history of Selfridge’s combat service. ATTACK!
Print on heavy archival stock:
- Premium Print: 23″ x 31 with image area 18″ x 27″ signed and numbered limited edition of 75 is only $135
- Premium Full Sized Canvas: 24″ x 36″ (same size as original oil painting) – only 15 signed and numbered limited editions available at $425
Canvas is shipped rolled.