Gallery Three

Commissioned in 1942, and commanded by Kptlt. Ralph Kapitzky, the U-615 was sunk in the Caribbean Sea on 7 August 1943, after the largest aircraft hunt ever mounted for a single U-boat. Only 4 of the submarine's crewmembers were killed (including her captain) while 43 survived. PBM Mariner, PV-1 Ventura, and a Navy airship took part in the hunt and multiple attacks over a two day period. 16' x 20" acrylic on gessobord $800. P-39 pilots. Venice, Florida was the site of an active World War II training base of aspiring USAAF fighter pilots. Beginning in early 1943, the Army Air Forces trained P-39, P-40, P-47, and P-51 pilots at the Venice Army Air Base. This painting reflects some of that experience. 24" x 18" acrylic on hardboard $800.

Marine Corps F-35B attacking enemy formations in the permissive air space created when the stealth fighters acheived air superiority. 18" x 24" acrylic on canvaspanel. $600

A pair of VMFA-323 Phantoms climb past build-ups on a 1966 CAS mission over Vietnam. 24" x 18" acrylic on canvaspanel. $900 Selected for display in the National Museum of Naval Aviationl 2013.

Shuttle atop it's 747 Transport. 20" x 10" acrylic on illustration board. $350
USMC EA-6A. 20" x 8" acrylic on board. $250 F-4B of VF-161, circa 1965. Published in "Navy Phantoms In Combat" 20" x 8" acrylic on board. $295 PBJ-1D of VMB-611, equipped with "hose nose" radar." 20" x 8 " acrylic on board. $325

American Eagle" F-15C of the 33rd Tactical Fighter Wing, which was one of the most successful units in Operation Desert Storm. Eagles shot down 33 Iraqi aircraft during Desert Storm. The Eagle is the most successful air-to-air combat aircraft ever built, having downed over 100 adversaries without suffering a loss. 20" x 15" acrylic on illustration board. $500 Curtiss SB2C-4 of VB-83 from USS Essex during an April 1945 attack on Japanese shipping.24" x 18" acrylic on canvaspanel $800


"Razorback Hawg" shows an A-10C Warthog of the 188th Fighter Wing, Arkansas Air National Guard over the wilds of Afghanistan during their 2012 deployment. 24" x 18" acrylic on gessobord. $800
A-7D of the 3rd TFS, Korat RTAB, 1973. ilIustration for "A-7 Walk Around" $350

F-100 Super Sabres published in "Century Series" acrylic on board. $425
P-47D of the 56th FG, flown by Captain Cameron Hart. acrylic on board 20" x 8" $375 Left and Right sideviews of "D'Skunk" F/A-18A test Hornet. 20" x 14 " acrylic on board. $425 F-5s from "F-5 In Action" acrylic on board. $225

FB-111 from "F-111 In Action" 12" x 5 " acrylic on board. $225
TACT test F-111A from "F-111 In Action"12" x 4" acrylic on board. $225 F-4B of VF-143, circa 1968. Published in "USN Phantoms in Combat" 20" x 6" acrylic on board. $250

On 29 July 1981, Shaul Simon of the "Double Tail Squadron" of the Israeli Air Force, downed a Syrian MIG-25 with an AIM-7F Sparrow. He was flying F-15A Baz 673 "Ha Oketz" (The name is emblazoned on the nose. The Israeli Air Force has named many of it's F-15s, and each carries the name in Hebrew on the nose.) 24" x 12" acrylic on gessobord. $700

The cover illlusration for "F-16 Viper Illustrated" 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas panel. $800 Navy Phantoms of VF-51, VF-154, VF-21, and VF-92 .Published in "USN Phantoms in Combat" 20" x 24" acrylic on board. $425 Early U.S. Navy Phantoms. Published in "USN Phantoms in Combat" 20" x 16" acrylic on board. $375

F-15C in "Digital Flanker" camouflage prepares to engage another F-15 during a Red Flag mission over the Nellis Range Complex. 18" x 24" acrylic on hardboard. $500

RA-5C launches from USS Kitty Hawk for a Vietnam mission. 28" x 24" acrylic on board. $425
UH-1 sideviews from "Huey" 20" x 15 " acrylic on board. $325 Grumman HU-15 rescue amphibian . 20" x 15 " acrylic on board. $325 C-130 on an Antartic mission. Acrylic on hardboard, 24" x 18" $700

Original concept painting showing the "Polish Glider" dropping 2 3,000 pound bombs on an enemy bunker. 30" x 15" acrylic on canvas panel. $450
  "Just Bess" was a P-47D-30, flown by Lt. Arnold Abel of the 392nd FS, 367th FG from Eschborn, Germany in May 1945. 20" x 8" acrylic on board. $375 "Ole Baldy" was a P-47D flown by Lt. John P. Botten of the 525th FS, 86th FG. 20" x 8" acrylic on board. $375

P-47N-5-RE of the 456th FS, 414th FG, Iwo Jima, August, 1945.. 20" x 12" acrylic on board. $500
"Wyman's Kill" Dick Wyman of VF-162 won a low level duel with a MIG-17 of the North Vietnamese Air Force. Created for National Museum of Naval Aviation Art Contest 2005. Selected to hang in the museum 2005 -06. 24" x 18" acrylic on canvas panel.  $900

UH-1 sideviews from "Huey"20" x 14" acrylic on board. $325

Mig-killing Phantoms of VF-92 and VF-151. "And Kill Migs" acrylic 15" x 10" $295
The Artist
The Illustrations
Vipers and Raptors!
Gallery One
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Aviation Art Book
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