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Rain of Fire - CF-5A close air support - by Peter Robichaud

Rain of Fire - by Peter Robichaud

Although the markings depict an aircraft form the 60s, this is based on my recollections of when I was a young Army tank crewman in the 80s. We would practice requesting close air support on training exercises on a live fire range littered with old tank targets, which would arrive in the form these CF-5s coming from CFB Chatham, NB or Bagotville, PQ.

They would generally be armed with MK 82 Snakeye 500 pound bombs along with napalm tanks, commonly known as "Snake and Nape". They put on quite a firepower show to say the least.

16 x 20 inches, Acrylic on Canvas

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