Original Aviation Painting
Artist: Dru Blair
From Dru Blair's "Art of Technology series" of fine art paintings featuring modern military aircraft.
Acrylic on hot-pressed illustration board
Size: 30" x 40"
Framed: (36" x 46" including frame) / Ships flat
Signed by the artist: Dru Blair
Comes with: certificate of authenticity
Previously published as: fine art print, magazine cover art, and twice as video game cover art.
Ship date: This painting will be available for shipping by December 17th, 2018.
6 of Dru's original paintings are currently displayed in the CIA headquarters at Langley, and the National War College.
This painting is offered at $45,000. Inquiries for this and other originals are welcome.
For sheer firepower, there isn’t much that compares to the A-10. Designated the “Thunderbolt II,” but more affectionately known as the “Warthog,” the A-10 is among the most lethal and most resilient aircraft to enter the force. The A-10 is the first aircraft designed specifically for close air support and can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high explosive projectiles up to 23mm. The aircraft was built around its GAU-8/A Avenger seven-barreled cannon, the most powerful gun ever fitted to a tactical aircraft. The ultimate measure of a fighting force’s effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area. Threats to U.S. interests have changed in the past year and many combat scenarios will be played out toe-to-toe with the enemy at close quarters. Despite improved capabilities of potential adversaries, the A-10 accomplishes its mission by its capacity to deliver punishing firepower, yet withstand astonishing damage at extremely close quarters. "Thunderstruck” depicts a pair of “Hawgs” ravaging a column of tanks in the close confines of a mountain road. With its GAU-8/A Avenger blazing, the lead aircraft makes short work of the enemy’s assets, as the ground passes by in a blur of speed.
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