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    Posted 5 years ago

    fortapache
    (2590 items)

    Wrapping up the series of Douglas promotional aircraft series. I believe there were 20 of these all 7" x 9" and suitable for framing. There is artwork of the aircraft on one side and a description on the other.
    This one is the Nike Missile system. What is not mentioned on the backside with the description on the backside is that the missiles had nuclear warheads. These were anti-aircraft missiles and a nuclear warhead cuts down on the need for accuracy. Some did have conventional warheads depending on where they were placed.
    Filling out the last two photos are a pair of Cold War warriors. I believe photo 3 is a B-47 and of course #4 is a B-52.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Caperkid
      vetraio50
      jscott0363
      Nicefice
      iggy
      brunswick
      SEAN68
      blunderbuss2
    2. Hunter Hunter, 5 years ago
      Hey, I actually have a color version print of the image on the left. Very sci-fi. I wonder who did the originally artwork/painting and whether it was commissioned by the military or what?
    3. NevadaBlades, 5 years ago
      Love them, but pic #1..... SCARY!
    4. IMASapp IMASapp, 5 years ago
      Actually, the pic is a Nike Ajax. It was the Nike Hurcules that was nuclear capable.
    5. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much Hunter. I think these were done by Douglass Aircraft. The art is similar in all 20 in this series.
      Very cool that you have a color version.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much NevadaBlades. A bit scary as they had these sites around US cities.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      And thank you very much IMASapp. I should amend my description.
    8. fleafinder fleafinder, 5 years ago
      interesting!
    9. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you very much fleafinder.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      pops52
      Recordmantime
      NevadaBlades
      GeodeJem
      mikelv85
      fleafinder
    11. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      Manikan
      sklo42
    12. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you
      gargoylecollector
      Trey
      Manikan
    13. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Thank you Otaco4me.

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