Artist: Keith Ferris
In February 2000, the artist was privileged to fly with the 4th Fighter Wing’s 335th Fighter Squadron in a four-ship air-to-air training exercise off the coast of North Carolina. The aircrews, veterans of the bridge destroying missions to Belgrade, Yugoslavia, briefed the artist on the tactics and stand-off weapons involved, while showing the weapons video of the targets as they were being destroyed.
”Nowhere to Hide”, is designed to show the F-14E Strike Eagle in its element, fully loaded with two 3000 pound AGM-130, rocket propelled stand-off precision guided weapons, and an array of AIM-120, AMRAAM, AIM-7M Sparrow, and AIM-9M Sidewinder missiles, providing its own counter-air capability. The leader and his wingman, seen at sundown en route to their targets, also display their conformal fuel tanks, navigation targeting, and data link pods.
The impressive range and all-weather accuracy of the Strike Eagle and its weapons, leave any potential enemy with: ”Nowhere to Hide!”.
On loan from: the United States Air Force Art Collection