No Place to Hide
24" x 36" oil (1988)
Orbital ATK

The cover of darkness is denied to an enemy armored column by a U.S. Army AH-1S Cobra firing M-257 Standoff Illuminating Flares produced by Thiokol Propulsion. Each flare produces one million candlepower during its 120 second burn time and provides the required illumination for the Cobra to make night attacks with a variety of optically sighted ordnance. In this hypothetical combat situation, the AH-1 serves a the flare ship for other attacking Cobras.

Artist's note: The caption reflects the 1988 timeframe.


Many of the Orbital ATK paintings are available as high quality prints through Orbital ATK, MS PUBS, PO Box 707, Brigham City, Utah 84302. While not normally available to the general public, the prints are available to military units, aerospace organizations and industry representatives. Reproduced with permission of Orbital ATK. Unauthorized use of this image is strictly forbidden.