Redemption: [noun] liberation, deliverance, free; set free, set clear, set at liberty; render free, emancipate, release; discharge, let go, let loose, let slip, deliver. Make no mistake about it. The AH-64D Apache Longbow is the most lethal, deployable, survivable, and maintainable multi-mission helicopter in the world. Operating at close quarters in a river canyon, the Longbow Apache demonstrates its improved performance and handling characteristics over its predecessor, the AH-64A. With its advanced FCR system, which can track and store up to 256 different targets, the Apache Longbow is 28 times more capable than the battle-proven AH-64A Apache, for years considered to be the worlds best combat helicopter.
There are two elements that are hidden in this painting: an animal (no, not the eagle), and the profile of an Apache Indians face. The face is visible at this resolution. The hidden animal might be more difficult to spot.
Reproduced in exacting detail on 100lb Museum Quality Archival text, each lithograph is individually signed by the artist, Dru Blair. "Redemption- synonymous with liberation and deliverance, hints at the Longbow Apaches capacity to restore freedom, or to rescue those in peril." ~ Dru Blair 2000.
"Redemption" 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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