Into the Storm - print

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During the war in Vietnam, no aircraft played a more dominant role in air combat than McDonnell's legendary F-4 Phantom. Extensively utilized by the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, this aircraft in the hands of Naval aviators performed admirably, from the first official missions of the war following the Tonkin Gulf incident to covering the final evacuation from Saigon. Throughout the conflict, though Phantoms pounded targets in the North and South, it is best remembered as a Fighter, racking up a long list of MiG kills. The F-4's 2-man team consisted of a pilot and RIO (Radar Intercept Officer) and was capable of speeds over Mach 2, utilizing air-to-air & air-to-ground missiles, a variety of bombs, with later models incorporating a cannon as well.

Into the Storm depicts two Phantoms passing the USS Constellation on a MiGCAP mission, armed with Sparrow and Sidewinders in 1967. Two stalwart squadrons are represented here; VF-143's "Pukin' Dogs" and VF-142's "Ghostriders", who flew together as sister squadrons throughout the war.

This print is personally signed by 17 U.S. Navy veterans who flew and fought in the F-4 Phantom. Representing many Navy squadrons, this group includes POWs, MiG Killers, Admirals and more who flew this legendary aircraft from the decks of carriers during on of history's most violent conflicts. The combined experience of these signers amounts to over 75,000 hours in the Phantom!

This limited-edition lithograph measures 37"x 26.25" (32"x19.75" image), printed on beautiful, acid-free 120 lb. stock. All prints include Certificate of Authenticity. All multi-signature prints also include historical profile booklet with photos & signers biographical info.

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