by Philip E West
One of the most potent multi-mission fighters ever built,
the rugged McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet has been a mainstay
of the US Navy and Marine Corps during the last two decades.
Philip has made a classic study of an F/A-18C Hornet from VFA-195, tactical
call sign Chippies,
flying a fully armed mission exercise near Mount Fuji while detached to
Kadena AB, Okinawa.
The colorfully painted squadron CAG bird Chippy Ho, strikes a menacing pose,
equipped with AGM-88 missiles, AIM-9L Sidewinders, drop-tanks and sensor
The F-18 demonstrated its effectiveness and versatility during the Gulf
on a strike mission and loaded with 2,000-lb bombs, two Hornets from VFA-81
dispatched two Iraqi MiG-2ls with Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles,
before continuing to complete their bombing mission.
to a single edition of 500 copies signed and numbered by the artist.
size: 27 x 18ins Edition size:
(Order Number ref PW02)
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