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. 🙂
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.
February 23, 2015
by eHangar Comments Off on 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 ‘Stringbag’ also enjoyed a successful career as a ship-borne floatplane on some of the Royal Navy’s 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.