August 25, 2017
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Down & Out by James Dietz


"Down & Out" by James Dietz

This is a relatively new aviation art painting by James Dietz. I found it on another website.

As with many of James’ paintings, the human element is the main focus, and the machine is in the background.

Down and Out depicts the three-man crew of a bullet-riddled US Navy Grumman TBF Avenger getting into a dinghy after ditching in rough seas. A squadron mate circles overhead to confirm the crew is out safely and has probably already radioed their position for a rescue operation.

I don’t have much info on this painting, which I understand was privately commissioned and has not been released in any print form. I am hoping an eHangar member or James himself will chime in here with more details. ūüôā


Thai Air Force Aviation Art - Bearcat

June 8, 2015
by eHangar

Thai Air Force Aviation Art

Thai Air Force Aviation Art - Bearcat

I visited the Royal Thai Air Force Museum in Bangkok in November 2012 and just recently looked again at these photos I took of the aviation art displayed there.

I believe aviation art enthusiasts will be interested to view these.

The quality of the art work is quite good and I wonder if these artist or artists are local Thai or a “farang” (foreigner) was commissioned to paint them.

At any rate, please enjoy them ūüôā

(If you are reading this in the Blog section, click on “Join the forum discussion on this post” to view all the other photos posted.)

Aviation Art - Into the Storm by Roy Grinnell

February 25, 2015
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Into the Storm by Roy Grinnell

Classic Grumman A-6 Intruder painting by Roy Grinnell.

Available as a lithographic and giclee print, the original painting is displayed at the US Naval Museum in Pensacola.

Aircraft info from Wikipedia:
The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American, twin jet-engine, mid-wing all-weather attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather medium attack aircraft to replace the piston-engined Douglas A-1 Skyraider. As the A-6E was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the Grumman F-14 Tomcat equipped with a LANTIRN pod. From the A-6, a specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6 was developed.

Aviation Art - A Fairey With Big Boots by Roger H Middlebrook

February 23, 2015
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A Fairey With Big Boots by Roger H Middlebrook

Despite being out-dated before its first flight, the Fairey Swordfish was to go on to have a war record second to none. Though it was more famous as a carrier-borne torpedo and strike aircraft, the ‚ÄėStringbag‚Äô also enjoyed a successful career as a ship-borne floatplane on some of the Royal Navy‚Äôs capital ships.

In Roger H. Middlebrook’s aviation painting, a Swordfish is seen at Gibraltar in early 1939, this aircraft being one belonging to the ship’s flight of HMS Warspite, seen below.