Limited-Edition Print of 500 (13x19)
Signed and numbered by the Artist.
The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 Fighting Falcon (Viper) is a single-engine multirole fighter aircraft originally developed by General Dynamics for the United States Air Force (USAF). Designed as an air superiority day fighter, it evolved into a successful all-weather multirole aircraft. Over 4,500 aircraft have been built since production was approved in 1976.
Here we see a Pilot wearing the Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS)
Thales Introduced the Scorpion Helmet-Mounted Cueing System to the military aviation market in 2008. Scorpion was the winner of the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) program in 2010. Scorpion has the distinction of being the first color HMD introduced. It was developed for targeting pod, gimbaled sensor or high off-boresight missile cueing mission scenarios. Unlike most HMDs, which require custom helmets, Scorpion was designed to be installed on standard issueHGU-55/P and HGU-68/P helmets and is fully compatible with standard issue U.S. Pilot Flight Equipment without special fitting. It is also fully compatible with the AN/AVS-9 Night Vision Goggles(NVG) and Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (PNVG).
Scorpion uses a novel optical system featuring a light-guide optical element (LOE) which provides a compact color collimated image to the pilot. This allows the display to be positioned between the pilot's eyes and NVGs. The display can be positioned as the pilot wishes. Sophisticated software correction accommodates the display position, providing an accurate image to the pilot. This feature, allows the Scorpion HMCS to be installed onto a pilot's existing helmet with no special fitting. A visor can be deployed in front of the display providing protection during ejection. The visor can be clear, glare, high contrast, gradient, or laser protective. An NVG mount can be installed in place of the visor during flight. Once installed, NVGs can be placed in front of the display, thus allowing the pilot to view both the display symbols as well as the NVG image simultaneously.
Scorpion has been deployed on the U.S. A-10C and F-16 Block 30 aircraft. The first squadron to deploy into Afghanistan in early 2013 with the HMIT (Scorpion) system was the 74th Fighter Squadron.
Just like all of David’s vibrant Motorsports prints, and to continue to insure the highest quality of color vibrancy, these paintings are printed on High Quality Glossy Photo Paper. This the only way to capture the true color and depth of David’s paintings…
This is different from other Aviation prints, but rest assured, this presents the highest quality reproduction of David’s work, you will not be disappointed…
And of course the print you receive does not have “The Art of David Carl Peters" written across it..