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jetplane
06-02-2012, 12:59 PM
A gift for a friend

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Oil on canvas 16"x 8"

Just a little bit of tidying up re the markings and this one is done

C&C welcome

P

vegaskip
06-02-2012, 02:24 PM
Nice portrait of the Viking, I've always liked the a/c, but it never seemed to gain the fame of it's predecessor the Tracker in its various developments.
Jim

halthepainter
06-02-2012, 03:37 PM
Lovely piece of work. Beautiful.

jetplane
06-03-2012, 12:54 PM
Finished

A S-3B from VS-22
Vidar 703. BU 159767, flying from the USS Theodore Roosevelt


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This aircraft was lost in the Mediterranean Sea 4th Feb 1997. While chasing an Israeli submarine during a night exercise south of Cyprus it is believed they got too low in appalling weather conditions and dug a wing tip into the water when turning back onto the sub.
Lt Weems the pilot, LCDR Ehlers the CO-TAC, LT Eyre the TACCO, and AW3 Wendy Potter the SENSO were all killed in the crash.
This painting is in their memory and is a gift for PJ Imhof

This time last year I had just returned from enjoying a terrific week at the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola. During my stay I meet up with PJ, a volunteer at the museum and he was incredible generous with both his time and offers of help during my stay.
LCDR Ehlers was his Son in Law.

Oil on canvas 16 X 8
"Blue Skies

P