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Cold War Sentinels by markkarvon Cold War Sentinels by markkarvon
The F-84F was originally a swept-wing modification to the F-84E Thunderjet but the extensive changes required made the type an almost new design. The Thunderstreak was adaptable and durable. Although it was not considered a spectacular performer, it was an excellent cruising machine and it could out maneuver an F-86 Sabre at low altitude. Too late to join its sibling (the F-84E Thunderjet) in the Korean war, the Thunderstreak spent most of its service life during the Cold War. The F-84F was dependable in the service of the US Air Force and served with Air National Guard units until 1972. This print depicts an F-84F Thunderstreak of the Ohio ANG about to rendezvous with a KC-97 Stratotanker to refuel.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Your art is always a joy and fabulous to behold! You bring each of your subject to life in just brilliant fashion! In this it is possible to feel that us as the viewer is just in another nearby plane looking over at this grand pair of cold war aircraft. Grand work indeed! :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the great compliments David.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You're very welcome. :) Thanks for continuing to share your incredible art. :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for including me in the feature.
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thor1151 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very, very nice work. Most aviation guys are really paying more attention to the backgrounds.....and yours looks like it goes on forever without taking away from the E. Nice work!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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danyboz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another wonderful painting ! :clap:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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