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Feel The Burn

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Feel The Burn

Open Edition
Un-signed and Un-numbered

Open Edition Paper Prints -
Small- Image size: 10" x 16" - $99.50
Medium- Image size: 16" x 24" - $155.00
Large- Image size: 24" x 36" - $225.00

Open Edition Canvas Prints - (Comes Rolled)
Small- Image size: 10" x 16" - $110.00
Medium- Image size: 16" x 24" - $175.00
Large- Image size: 24" x 36" - $255.00

Limited Edition of 50 Canvases - $695.00
S/N by the Artist
Image size- 40" x 60"
(Comes rolled with certificate)

Please Note: Peter Chilelli's prints come in different aspect ratios for each image, so sizes will vary!

Plane type: Fighter Squadron 41 or VF-41

On December 28, 1990, VF-41 embarked on Theodore Roosevelt to support Operation Desert Shield, arriving in the Persian Gulf shortly after hostilities with Iraq began. By the end of the war, the squadron had amassed over 1,500 combat flight hours. After the war, the Black Aces remained in the Persian Gulf and Red Sea as part of a military presence enforcing the Operation Desert Storm cease fire until late April 1991, when the squadron was tasked with providing air support for ground forces assisting Kurdish refugees in Northern Iraq during Operation Provide Comfort.

VF-41 was soon training for the F-14’s new role: air-to-ground bombing. In late 1991, VF-41 had flown over 46,500 hours without an accident over a period of 11 years.

In 1995 VF-84 was disestablished and VF-41 picked up the TARPS mission. The disestablishment of VF-84 was the only occasion in which a TARPS capable unit was disestablished instead of a non-TARPS capable unit.

In early 1995 VF-41 deployed on a six-month deployment to the Mediterranean Sea, Red Sea, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf and the Adriatic Sea. During this cruise VF-41 conducted combat operations in support of Operation Deliberate Force and Operation Deny Flight over Bosnia and Herzegovina and Operation Southern Watch over Iraq. On September 5, 1995, two VF-41 F-14A’s dropped laser-guided bombs for the first time in combat during Operation Deliberate Force. The target was an ammunition dump in eastern Bosnia. The bombs were guided by F/A-18s. VF-41 adopted the slogan “First To Fight, First To Strike” in recognition of being the first F-14 squadron to score air-to-air kills and drop bombs in combat. During this deployment VF-41 logged over 600 combat hours and 530 sorties.

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