Weasels in the Weeds
34" x 48" oil (1986)
Alliant Techsystems Inc.

 

Thiokol Corporation-propelled Texas Instruments AGM-88A High-Speed Antiradar Missile (HARM) leaves a U.S. Air Force McDonnell Douglas F-4G Phantom II. The combat-proven HARM is the primary antiradar weapon carried by the F-4G, an advanced "Wild Weasel" aircraft having the special role of suppressing enemy ground-based air defenses. The Weasels are the first in and last out of the target area, flying one of the USAF's most dangerous and demanding missions.

Artist's Note: The caption reflects the 1986 time frame. The USAF's Wild Weasel role is now filled by the Lockheed Martin F-16CJ/CG Fighting Falcon and the Boeing F-15E Eagle.

 

 
Many of the ATK paintings are available as high quality lithographs through ATK Launch Systems, 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 Alliant Techsystems, Inc. Unauthorized use of this image is strictly forbidden.