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falcon012
10-27-2015, 10:47 PM
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Entering service in 1962, the SH-2 Seasprite proved to be a durable and adaptable design. Remanufactured in 1968 to utilize two jet engines, the Seasprite was a powerful performer. The Seasprite was used in various roles including rescue of downed airmen in Vietnam and antisubmarine missions as the SH-2F. The last Seaprites to serve with the US Navy were retired in 2001 but the upgraded SH-2G Super Seasprite continues to serve with the Royal New Zealand Air Force. This print depicts the SH-2F Seasprite as it appeared in service with the “Easyriders” of HSL-37.

gollum
10-28-2015, 04:01 AM
Love the whole scene....but the sea is exceptionally good :cool:

vegaskip
10-28-2015, 06:20 AM
I agree with Gollum, we 'crossed decked' with them a few times.
Jim

Trumper
10-28-2015, 08:12 AM
:) I can feel the spray from the helicopter,lovely stuff :)

Puffman
10-28-2015, 11:57 AM
Lovely :)

Shamrock15
10-28-2015, 05:54 PM
Really nicely done Mark. Was there any reason (or does anyone know) why the insignia over the transmission fairing is inverted? I had not noticed this on any previous machines.

falcon012
10-28-2015, 07:33 PM
Thanks everyone. I went through several iterations of the water before I got it right. D'Arcy, all the Seasprites in that paint scheme have the insignia the same way. I suppose it is because they consider it the top of the aircraft and the star of the insignia always point forward like on the upper surface of a wing.

PaulsPaintPot
10-31-2015, 07:00 AM
Beautiful painting, an object lesson in how to do it right. Was this done in oils?

Gray539
11-08-2015, 11:20 PM
This is a really good piece of work, Mark.

Jon
11-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Excellent!

falcon012
11-27-2015, 03:02 AM
Thanks guys.