The McDonnel Douglas AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter is one of the most formidable weapons systems in the World. In "Deliverance", Dru Blair depicts the swift and sudden appearance of one of these agile fighters along a winding river in the first of his new Army Aviation Art Series lithographs. The raw power of this fully armed 17,000 lb. aircraft is demonstrated in this high speed turn, and the coning of the rotor blades indicates the tremendous demand placed on the man and machine during this maneuver. Col Roger McCauley best describes flying the Apache: "Hands down the most totally effective attack helicopter in the world. Nothing, absolutely nothing, is in its class as a night fighter. It is nearly impossible to describe how it feels to fly and fight in this machine when it is bristling with its missiles, rockets and gun."
Reproduced on 100 lb. Quintescence Archival Stock, each print of "Deliverance" is individually inspected and signed by the artist. Also available as an unsigned 11x14 print for $40.
"Deliverance" is also available as a Giclée (pronounced "zhee-clay'), which refers to a 7-color print which utilizes the latest in digital technology to reproduce art with breathtaking accuracy. This is the largest and most expensive version of our print line, usually measuring an overall 42" inches wide, and printed on museum quality Hahnemuhle paper for $495. A near perfect replica of the original painting, Giclée prints are limited to only 50 examples of each image, and are created for the most discriminating collectors.
Special thanks to Col John Pack, Commander, 3rd BN, 229th ATK HEL REGT, 18th ABNCORPS Fort Bragg; Without having met Col Pack, there would have been no migration by Dru toward Army Aviation as a subject.
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