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Product description:The painting is entitled Ironside Blues. That's short for the nick name of the USS Constitution and short for Blue Angels called the Blues. It's accompanied to the song Hardwork and Horseplay from the Victory at Sea Album. The heavy frigate, USS Constitution, launched in 1797, earned the nickname 'Old Ironsides' after the battle with the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. This is a reference to "Old Ironsides," a colonial era battleship which is docked in Boston Harbor. The F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter is an all-weather fighter and attack aircraft. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron proudly flies them. The newest model, Super Hornet, is highly capable across the full mission spectrum: air superiority, fighter escort, reconnaissance, aerial refueling, close air support, air defense suppression and day/night precision strike. The F/A-18 demonstrated its capabilities and versatility during Operation Desert Storm, shooting down enemy fighters and subsequently bombing enemy targets with the same aircraft on the same mission, and breaking all records for tactical aircraft in availability, reliability, and maintainability. General Characteristics, Super Hornet, E and F models Primary Function: Multi-role attack and fighter aircraft. Contractor: McDonnell Douglas. Date Deployed: First flight in November 1995. Initial Operational Capability (IOC) in September 2001 with VFA-115, NAS Lemoore, Calif. First cruise for VFA-115 is onboard the USS Abraham Lincoln. Unit Cost: $57 million Propulsion: Two F414-GE-400 turbofan engines. 22,000 pounds (9,977 kg) static thrust per engine. Length: 60.3 feet (18.5 meters). Height: 16 feet (4.87 meters). Wingspan: 44.9 feet (13.68 meters). Weight: Maximum Take Off Gross Weight is 66,000 pounds (29,932 kg). Airspeed: Mach 1.8+. Ceiling: 50,000+ feet. Range: Combat: 1,275 nautical miles (2,346 kilometers), clean plus two AIM-9s Ferry: 1,660 nautical miles (3,054 kilometers), two AIM-9s, three 480 gallon tanks retained. Crew: A, C and E models: One B, D and F models: Two. Armament: One M61A1/A2 Vulcan 20mm cannon; AIM 9 Sidewinder, AIM-9X (projected), AIM 7 Sparrow, AIM-120 AMRAAM, Harpoon, Harm, SLAM, SLAM-ER (projected), Maverick missiles; Joint Stand-Off Weapon (JSOW); Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM); Data Link Pod; Paveway Laser Guided Bomb; various general purpose bombs, mines and rockets.
 
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Ironside Blues

$300.00 USD
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  • Product ID#: 216858.
  • Dimensions: 18" width x24" height x.625" depth
  • Weight: 2 lbs
  • Materials: Acrylic, Oil
  • Subject: Other Subjects, Seascape, Transportation
  • Style: Realism
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Gray, Green, White, Yellow

Artwork Description: The painting is entitled Ironside Blues. That's short for the nick name of the USS Constitution and short for Blue Angels called the Blues. It's accompanied to the song Hardwork and Horseplay from the Victory at Sea Album. The heavy frigate, USS Constitution, launched in 1797, earned the nickname 'Old Ironsides' ...
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I've been drawing since childhood. I'm a retired military pilot. When stationed in northern Maine I began to paint. I painted off and on for 30 years...mostly off. After being furloughed from the airline industry I began to paint daily. I've been doing that for three years. I strive for realism. I enjoy painting from old black & white photos, videos, and ancient sculpture. I'm now dedicating my web site at AlbaPaintings.com to painting the greatest generation. read more