Thunderchief Emergency Departure over Gulf of Tonkin, Another View
Yesterday I posted Joe Kline's clever photoshop image of Ed Larson and Mike Gilroy ejecting from their stricken F-105 Thunderchief over the Gulf of Tonkin after sustaining hits from three SAM missiles and 57mm AA fire. Joe used a 1/72 scale model as the basis for the image.
Commissioned by Mike Gilroy, Joe has made a painting of the event as seen from the altitude of the aircraft, and here it is:
Other Highbrow posts on the F-105 Thunderchief can be viewed here and here.
Carter Kaplan has taught in Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York City, and Scotland. His work includes a book on Wittgenstein and literary theory, Critical Synoptics: Menippean Satire and the Analysis of Intellectual Mythology. Articles on “Karel Čapek,” “Menippean Satire” and “Dystopian Literature” appear in The Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics. He has contributed a chapter on William Blake and Michael Moorcock to New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction. Author of the novel Tally-Ho, Cornelius! and the Aristophanic comedy Diogenes. Editor of Emanations, Emanations: Second Sight, Emanations: Third Eye, Emanations: Foray into Forever, Emanations: 2 + 2 = 5, Emanations: I Am Not a Number, the IA edition of The Scarlet Letter, with his Afterword, "A" is for Antinomian: Theology and Politics in The Scarlet Letter. He is editor of the anthology Fantasy Worlds. He is co-translator and editor of Creation of the World by Torquato Tasso.