Jack Lee Art – Air Tanker 14

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Because of what I was watching at the airport these last few weeks I thought this painting was timely.

It is a P2v Neptune, twin engine radial with auxiliary jet engines during climb outs. That’s a jet engine hanging under the left wing.  A lot of P2’s were surplused out in the 80’s and converted to air tankers for firefighting.   It’s a solid airframe and it already had bomb-bay doors which made it a fairly easy conversion.  They are now being taken out of service for good, just too old and too many landings…

Neptune to the rescue

 

UPDATE: I was at the airport today and would you believe it, there was air tanker 14 just like in the painting. This is weird, 14 is a plane that just went into retirement, the pilot just went into retirement and the painting was of course done by me in retirement. I had not seen the air tanker until today.

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5 Responses to Jack Lee Art – Air Tanker 14

  1. Pie Guevara says:

    Another painting by Jack I wouldn’t mind owning if I had the room to display it. I suggest you do a series and find a place to have them displayed at the airport museum.

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  2. Joe says:

    Nice painting.

    They are now being taken out of service for good, just too old and too many landingsā€¦

    Sounds just like me.

  3. Post Scripts says:

    PS I gave my painting to the pilot of number14. He’s spent 40 years flying, mostly firefighting, seemed only right to give him the painting marking his last flight in a P2.

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