Tank Killer
34" x 48" oil (1986)
Orbital ATK


ATK-propelled Hughes AGM-65 Maverick air-to-surface missiles arm a U.S. Air Force A-10A Thunderbolt II loaded for a maximum threat anti-armor mission. The Maverick is designed for attacks against pinpoint targets such as tanks or columns of vehicles.

Artist's Note: The caption reflects the 1986 time frame. Now wearing overall gray camouflage, the A-10C is expected to be in the USAF inventory as a tank killer into the 2020s.


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.