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Flying Tigers A-10 Thunderbolt by Willie51 Flying Tigers A-10 Thunderbolt by Willie51
This artwork is copyrighted by the artist so please do not copy or reproduce without consent of the artist. Original artwork is done with HB, B, 2B and 3B graphite pencils on cold-press 140lb. (340gm) watercolor paper.

US Air Force "Flying Tigers" A-10A Thunderbolt II is assigned to 23rd Fighter Group.

The 23rd Fighter Group is an air combat unit of the United States Air Force. During World War II it was based in China and was the successor to the Flying Tigers.

23rd Fighter Group at Moody AFB, GA serves as part of the Ninth Air Force and Air Combat Command. The 23rd Fighter Group's primary missions are forward air control, close air support, air interdiction and combat search and rescue operations.

The 23rd Fighter Group is a self-sustaining unit available for deployment worldwide at short notice to provide an airborne forced entry capability in conjunction with the U S Army. The group has two operational squadrons assigned: the 74th and the 75th Fighter Squadrons both flying A-10 light attack aircraft. The aircraft assigned to the group have the unique "Shark Teeth" nose art on them. The 23rd Fighter Group's A-10s are the only Air Force aircraft authorized to carry this distinctive and historical aircraft marking.
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Codinas Featured By Owner May 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The realism and detail of this piece is spectacular!! Light Signals
Nice work.  :clap: 
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Willie51 Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Codinas Featured By Owner May 16, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:D
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elenimeliou Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very detailed work!
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Willie51 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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Mishai Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
A10 are beasts... laud, ugly, not Hi tech looking but scary as hell:) Like some sort of monster from 50s design came to the future to give some hell to poor trops and vehicles around... saw them just once on airshow....but remarkable experience...also thanks to its low speed design its very handy as RC model ...that thing can dance on way lower speed then modern jet rc replicas:))

and about the picture...amaizing details....especialy insigignias are awesome...bit shame its sideshot because A10 got such flat sided box body so on pictures sideshots its look so flat and its not issue of artist...anyway really great technique:) clear lines pro shading.....nothing to critique here.
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Willie51 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much!
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Aw :D i was expecting to see something colored !! :aww:

You did a great work on the details Willie ! Amazing drawing !! :hug:
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Willie51 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. This is an old one but I thought I'd post it. There is color one coming soon.
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annakoutsidou Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
You did very well Willie , it's amazing ! :D
Well :woohoo: i can't wait to see !! hehe 
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