Chippy Ho by Philip West features F/A18C Hornets from VFA-195.
One of the most potent multi-mission fighters ever built, tile rugged McDonnell Douglas F-18 Hornet has been a mainstay of the US Navy and Marine Corps during tile last two decades. Philip has made a classic study of an F/A-18C Hornet from VFA-195, tactical call sign Chippies, flying a fully armed mission exercise near Mount Fuji while detached to Kadena AB, Okinawa. The colourfully painted squadron CAG bird Chippy Ho strikes a menacing pose, equipped with AGM-88 missiles, AIM-9L Sidewinders, drop-tanks and sensor pods.
The F-18 demonstrated its effectiveness and versatility during the Gulf War when, on a strike mission and loaded with 2,000-lb bombs, two Hornets from VFA-81 dispatched two Iraqi MiG-21s with Sidewinder and Sparrow missiles, before continuing to complete their bombing mission.
Each print in Philip West’s Limited Edition, Chippy Ho is signed by the artist.
The Military Gallery
26 x 16 inches overall including borders.
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