About this painting
This original painting was created in 1998 and measures 30" x 40" (without frame). With the included frame, the image measures approximately 36" x 46." The media is acrylic-resin on illustration board. This painting has been featured as the cover art for Computer art magazine and two computer games.
6 of Dru's original paintings are currently displayed in the CIA headquarters at Langley, and the National War College.
The original is currently on display at the Blair School of Art in Blair, SC.
This painting is offered at $45,000. Inquiries for this and other originals are welcome.
About the A-10
For sheer firepower, there isn’t much that compares to the A-10. Designated the “Thunderbolt II,” but more affectionately known as the “Warthog,” the A-10 is among the most lethal and most resilient aircraft to enter the force. The A-10 is the first aircraft designed specifically for close air support and can survive direct hits from armor-piercing and high explosive projectiles up to 23mm. The aircraft was built around its GAU-8/A Avenger seven-barreled cannon, the most powerful gun ever fitted to a tactical aircraft. The ultimate measure of a fighting force’s effectiveness is the ability to rapidly project and sustain an effective combat force close to a potential battle area. Threats to U.S. interests have changed in the past year and many combat scenarios will be played out toe-to-toe with the enemy at close quarters. Despite improved capabilities of potential adversaries, the A-10 accomplishes its mission by its capacity to deliver punishing firepower, yet withstand astonishing damage at extremely close quarters. "Thunderstruck” depicts a pair of “Hawgs” ravaging a column of tanks in the close confines of a mountain road. With its GAU-8/A Avenger blazing, the lead aircraft makes short work of the enemy’s assets, as the ground passes by in a blur of speed.