AM Sortie P-38s by aviation artist Craig Kodera

AM Sortie P-38s by aviation artist Craig Kodera

AM Sortie by Craig Kodera.
 
This print is an important work of countersigned art and honors one of the most distinctive-looking U.S. Army Air Corps planes and one of the world's greatest pilots.  "I'm excited and pleased to present this image of Tony LeVier flying a P-38," says Kodera, who is also a first officer with American Airlines.  "I pictured these three aircraft-the last of the 'J' models-near the Lockheed factory in Burbank, California, in the autumn of 1944."  The P-38 Lightning originated as the winner of an Army Air Corps design competition for a high-performance, high altitude pursuit plane.  Subsequently, the P-38 operated in all theatres throughout World War II, being particularly effective as an escort fighter.  LeVier was responsible not only for flying production tests on the P-38 but for touring fighter bases to conduct demonstrations on the P-38 for both the 8th and 9th Fighter Commands.  Now LeVier is reunited with the P-38 after a long and illustrious life of test-flying Lockheed aircraft, including the forerunners of the F-80 Shooting Star, the F-104 Starfighter, and the U-2.  He is also the recipient of numerous awards and honors-in particular, the International Flight Research Corporation's Revoredo Trophy, the J.H. Doolittle Award, and membership in the International Aerospace Hall of Fame.
 
Print released 1995.
offset litho, 1000 s/n
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Dimensions: 15.5" x 23"

 

Issue Price: $225.00

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