"AT THE BREAK"
BY STAN STOKES
L/E of 950. Signed and numbered by the artist.
Size: 27 3/4" x 40"
Successor to a long line of World War II Navy Grumman-built "cats", the F-14
is a swing-wing, two-seat, carrier-based multirole fighter. Envisioned by
the Navy as a replacement for the F-4 Phantom, the F-14 became operational
in 1974. This hot fighter, featured in the film "Top Gun", has Mach 2.3
(1,545 MPH) capability. Here Stokes shows a pair of sleek "Tomcats"
initiating a carrier break turn, prior to recovery.