Edition: One Hundred and ninety-nine reproductions
Artist's proofs: Ten
Type: Limited Ed.
Giclee paper print Print
Overall size: 34'' x 24''
Signed, numbered, profiled and printed by the artist
Copyright 2008 Jack Fellows, ASAA
Color printing: Giclee, Epson K-3 8 Color pigment-based ink array
* Prints come with a certificate of authenticity
Limited Edition Print: $200 + S&H $14 U.S. / $45 International
Original Oil Painting: SOLD
Two VA-146 A-4Cs off USS Constellation, 1964. USN photo
Submitted to the design competition in 1952 for replacing the aging, propeller-driven AD ''Skyraider'', the shockingly diminutive entry submitted by Douglas Aircraft, the A-4 ''Skyhawk'' won easily. Designed by a team headed by their star designer, Ed Heinemann, who coincidentally, designed the Skyraider as well, the A-4 was up to the challenge of performing carrier-based attack missions, is spite of its small size.
The A-4 was a favorite of pilots that flew it and it was a natural for the Navy's famed flight demonstration team, the Blue Angels, because of its power and high manuverability. One of the many nicknames affectionately bestowed by pilots upon the A-4, and the one heard most often, ''Scooter'' alluded to both its speed and agility. A supremely simple design, the A-4 was easy to maintain and cheap to buy, making it a sought-after aircraft by many air forces around the globe and an income producing marvel for Douglas, later McDonnell-Douglas.