"PHANTOM STRIKE" by ROBERT TAYLOR
Giclee Studio Canvas: $795
Edition of 75
Overall canvas size: 36” wide x 24” high
The steel mill at Thai Nguyen was vital to North Vietnam and in 1967 its destruction was a top priority for the USAF. There was a problem however; it was one of the most heavily and well defended installations in the country. On 30 March 1967, the mission to attack the Thai Nguyen steel plant fell to the legendary fighter leader and WWII Ace Robin Olds but it turned out to be one of the most hazardous raids of the Vietnam War.
Internationally hailed as one of the finest air combat scenes of the Vietnam War, Phantom Strike portrays the aftermath of the attack. With the infamous ‘Thud Ridge’ in the background, the air is alive with shell bursts and tracer fire as the three-ship strike force hurtles through the concentrated onslaught of flak. Behind them the steel mill billows flame and smoke.
About the Giclee Canvas Edition:
Thanks to the Giclée process, collectors can now complement those high value signed prints with the release of these Studio Proofs.
Produced and printed onto fine canvas under the direct supervision of the artist to match his original painting, and then mounted on to high-quality stretchers from the Military Gallery studio, each of these carefully crafted
Exclusively limited to just SEVENTY FIVE copies worldwide, each canvas Giclée is stamped on the back, hand-numbered and issued with a Certificate of Authenticity.
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