McDonnell Douglas A3D Skywarrior"X A3D-1 (1952) & EKA-3B Skywarrior" ~ 1973 Twentieth Anniversary Celebration of the Skywarrior's Maiden Flight ~ 1952 Gold Foil Etching by R.G. Smith The Aircraft The original Skywarrior was a fully carrier operational bomber capable of carrying nuclear weapons or conventional weapons to long range targets at high speeds. Since her original introduction into the fleet, she has proudly and effectively served in the roles of strategic bomber, electronic reconnaissance, photo reconnaissance, tactical airborne tanker, trainer, active electronic warfare, VIP transport, and airborne test and evaluation platform. In each role she has never failed to produce superior results reflecting great credit to her designers, builder and operators. About the Artist My grandfather, R. G. Smith, began his career as an engineer for Douglas Aircraft Company in the 1930's, and played a key role in the design of many successful tactical airplanes for 50+ years. Along the way he developed world class skills as an aviation artist. He is counted among the greatest aviation artists in the history of aviation. The Etching Exquisitely Double Matted in Gold & Cream Boarders Mounted on Foam Board Ready-to-Frame Condition: 100% Dimensions: Image is 5 1/2" x 7 3/4" ~ Matted 11" x 14" Terms I will ship same day as receiving payment (Sun. & holidays-next day). Shipping and insurance costs are estimated for the 48 continental US. Any additional shipping cost to buyer's location are buyer's responsibility. International Bids Welcome. Returns accepted within 7 days at buyer's expense and must be insured. There is an additional $2.00 packaging charge for re-usable materials. For further information on R.G. Smith go to R.G. Smith Aviation Art Website . ~Also~ His Autobiography: A Man and His Art Thank You for Your Interest. Have a Happy Day.