Sunday, October 31, 2010

Defender of the Fleet - F-4J Phantom II

The legendary F-4 Phantom II began as a proposal for the US Navy. Developed as an all weather fleet defense interceptor, they type was soon adapted to fighter and attack bomber roles due to it's incredible performance capabilities. It wasn't long before it was adopted by the US Marines and the Air Force for the air superiority role. A stellar performer, the F-4 Phantom II at one time held 16 world records for speed and climb. These were only eventually bested by it's F-15 Eagle replacement. Entering service in 1960, the F-4 Phantom II was used extensively in the Vietnam Conflict by all branches of the US Military. Our print depicts the F-4J model in the markings of the VF-84 "Jolly Rogers" as they appeared during their cruise aboard the USS Independence in April 1968 - January 1969.

Print sizes and pricing is available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions or want more information regarding customizing this print please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Wright Flyer

On December 17, 1903 at the secluded dunes of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, mankind first took to the air in controlled, powered flight. Orville Wright piloted the machine he and his brother Wilbur designed and constructed for 12 second over a distance of 120 feet. Several more flights were made that day, the longest by Wilbur at 852 feet and lasting 59 seconds. From these first small steps the airplane was born.

This print is a depiction of the iconic Wright Flyer in flight on that day and is available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions or want more information regarding customizing this print please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Semper Paratus - USCG HH-65 Dolphin


The HH-65 “Dolphin” is one of the mainstays of the US Coast Guard's Search and Rescue force.This versatile helicopter has proven itself well adapted to the role. Stationed throughout the coastal United States, the Dolphin and her her crews are called upon numerous times each year to rescue those in trouble at sea. In any weather and at any time the men and women of the US Coast Guard unselfishly brave the most perilous of conditions so that others may live. This dramatic print depicts the “Dolphin” in the act of rescuing a sole survivor in the water and is named after the Coast Guard motto, "Semper Paratus" - "Always Ready".

This print and many other art works are available through our website: http://www.markkarvon.com/. If you have any questions or want more information regarding customizing this print please contact us at: cbscharlotte@ctc.net.