At the height of the Cold War the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear long-range bombers roamed the world’s skies. On constant alert, the interceptors of the First Air Force were tasked with the air defense of the continental United States.
Depicted in a magnificent cloudscape, a pair of F-15A Eagles of 125th Fighter Wing based at Jacksonville IAP, Florida, intercept a Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear en route non-stop from Moscow to Havana, Cuba. High over the Atlantic, the F-15 pilots give the Russian crew a reminder of what to expect should push come to shove.
F-15 Eagles proved their superiority whenever put to the test, recording a 60:1 kill ratio against Syrian-flown Soviet built fighters over the Lebanon, and again during the Gulf War claiming 33 Iraqi aircraft destroyed. Philip’s dramatic painting conveys the F-15 message!
Each print has been hand-signed by the artist.