Meticulously detailed, the aircraft is set against the California state flag. The description text is bordered by the CAL FIRE patch, American flag, California Fire Pilots insignia, and the DynCorp International logo. Although similar in appearance to other CAL FIRE OV-10s, each illustration contains subtle differences to make each OV-10 unique.
Perfect for award presentations, the office and home, or as a gift for that aviation fan.
Printed on high quality, heavy weight Luster paper using a 12 color pigmented, archival ink system.
- Print Size: 17 x 13
- Edition Size: Open
- Paper Type: Heavy Weight Luster
- Ink Type: Lucia EX Archival Pigment
- Illustrated by: Eric Lian
- Published and printed by: Lian Media
The description on the print states:
Air Attack 440 is a North American-Rockwell OV-10A based at Columbia Airport (O22) in Columbia, California. Its primary mission is command and control of air tankers and helicopters on wildland fires and to provide tactical coordination with the Incident Commander on the ground.
Before being acquired by CAL FIRE in 1993, the aircraft were used by the US Navy and Marine Corp for forward air control, counter insurgency combat, and close air support to military ground forces. The OV-10 is crewed by a pilot in the front seat and the Command and Control Observer in the back seat. The aircraft has responsive handling and extremely good visibility provided by wrap-around windows that are wider than the fuselage. Power is generated by two 715 horsepower Garrett T-76 turbine engines providing a maximum operating speed of 258 mph and a range of 1,000 miles. Gross weight is 10,500 pounds and maximum endurance is 5.5 hours.
CAL FIRE OV-10s are maintained and piloted by personnel from Amentum, an American government and commercial services contractor.