1964 F-111 Robert McCall litographs

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This is a pair of lithograph prints of the F-111 by the artist Robert McCall.

In early 1964, prior to the introduction, General Dynamics commissioned Robert McCall to paint two pictures of the F-111 in the Navy and Air Force colors.

This pair was presented by the GD President Frank Davis to all the employees on November 16, 1964 as explained by the original letter. Along with the prints and presentation letter was a fact sheet about the F-111 and the original post marked envelope.
 

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Great find!
Great works of art.

I do not know if it is just me – but in the Air Force painting, it appears that the aircraft are carrying out ‘rough field’ operations (non-sealed runways).

I know the F-111 was supposedly designed for this type of operations – hence the large tires and bulky landing gear of the F-111 (may I add, which I have never liked, due to the space they take up in the lower fuselage, which I personally believe should have held weapons!!).
Does anyone know if the F-111 was ever trialed on rough field runways???
And if so are there any photos of them doing so???????

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