Limited Edition of 750
Overall Print Size: 34½” x 23½”
The biggest, fastest, most powerful fighter of its day, the McDonnell Phantom was an awesome war machine that came to dominate aerial combat for over two decades. It may have been the size of many World War II bombers but it could out-perform anything that crossed its path; it was quicker, could turn faster, was better equipped with electronics, carried more ordnance than anything comparable, and it had an unbelievable rate of climb. The F-4 Phantom was the benchmark against which every fighter in the world came to be judged; it was simply the best. Steve Ritchie, first into action, flying his lead F-4D Phantom through a hail of deadly enemy flak exits the target area after a typical FAST FAC mission on enemy installations in North Vietnam, 1972. Behind him a vast trail of devastation marks the mission’s progress, as his fellow Phantom crews continue to wreak havoc with their heavy ordnance.
Signed by the Artist &
Brigadier General Richard ‘Steve’ Ritchie a highly decorated Vietnam USAF fighter pilot Ace
Captain John Madden