Steve Tack with Gene Kranz, NASA Flight Director of Apollo 11 and 13 fame.
In the Steve Tack Aviation Art booth at ICAS (International Council of Air Shows convention)


Limited Edition of 39 Remarqued Giclees

This painting depicts the Space Shuttle Discovery on its final reentry into Earth's atmosphere.
Parts of the orbiter's heat shield glow orange as temperatures on the windward surface exceed
2500 degrees Fahrenheit. Discovery, which has flown 38 missions, performs a series banking
maneuvers during entry interface, to manage and dissipate the tremendous speeds and energy
imparted during launch. On orbit, Discovery travels at more than 18000 miles per hour and after
re-entry that speed is reduced to just over 220 miles per hour at touch down.

In the wake of the Columbia accident, NASA has been studying the effects of
aero-heating on the surface of the Space Shuttle to better design future heat shields.

2012 - Oil on Canvas - 24" x 36"

Painting in progress


Pencil drawing commemorating 100 years of powered flight in Hawaii and
produced exclusively for the first annual 2011 Kona air show. The image depicts a collection
of aircraft which played a critical part of Hawaii’s history and future.

2011, pencil, 22”X28”


Commissioned for the USCG Vision Document - wrap-around cover

2011 - Oil on Canvas - 30" x 40"

February 1942

Image captures F4F-3A Wildcats outbound from Lexington, O’hare’s Medal of Honor flight
where his actions saved the ship. The painting was commissioned by members of the O’hare family.

O'Hare's Medal of Honor flight occurred during the Pacific War on February 20, 1942. LT O'Hare and
his wingman were the only U.S. Navy fighters available in the air when a second wave of
Japanese bombers were attacking his aircraft carrier Lexington.

The carrier had only two Wildcats left to confront the intruders: Butch and his wingman "Duff" Dufilho.
As the Lexington’s only protection, they raced eastward and arrived 1,500 feet above eight attacking
Bettys, nine miles out at 1700. Dufilho’s guns were jammed and
wouldn’t fire, leaving only O'Hare to protect the carrier.

2011 - Oil on Canvas - 22" x 28"


Commissioned by private collector for actor Tom Cruise, owner of this P-51K

2009, oil on canvas, 24”X36”


Limited Edition Print and Giclee

Commemorating the decommissioning of the F-14 Tomcat, painted in the
world recognizable “Black Bunny” scheme as “Vandy 1” from VX-9

2009, oil on canvas, 24”X36”


Commissioned as the wrap-around cover art for the 2010 Naval Vision document,
and to commemorate the Centennial of Naval Aviation.

2010, oil on canvas, 30”X40”

Limited Edition Print and Giclee

Image of two P-38 Lightening aircraft attacking a chateau with German High Command
in Normandy,commemorating this important event for the 474th fighter squadron.

On December 22nd 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge the German commander,
Generalleutnant Heinrich von Luttwitz requested Bastogne’s surrender. 
American General Anthony McAuliffe of the 101st Airborne answer was “NUTS!”. 
General Patton’s 4th Armored Division arrived in Bastogne on
December 26th and the fog lifted allowing Allied air power into the fight. 
On January 1, 1945 the 430th squadron of the 474th Fighter Group
was tasked finding the German headquarters and destroying it. 
Here is the quote from Captain Robert H Carey, pilot of “Baby Shoes”.

"I lead the 430th Squadron on the mission.  It was on January 1, 1945,
shortly after the fog lifted that had grounded the 9th Air Force for so many days
after the Battle of the Bulge began.  The German Headquarters was
in a very large chateau, complete with separate servant’s quarters.  The squadron fighters
were armed with two 165 gallon tanks filled with napalm.  The approach to the chateau
was a perfect setting.  Leading, I dove to the deck and came right up to the massive front
doors and slammed my two tanks crashing through those doors.  As I pulled up I
noticed no fire, then my wingman slammed his two tanks right through the same door way,
and his exploded.  The chateau “went in orbit”.  The rest of the squadron held their
tanks as we sought targets of opportunity.  Several days later I flew a test hop to
examine the carnage.  It was complete."

2011, oil on canvas, 24X30


Clay Lacy Aviation & Steve Tack Aviation Art
Proudly present

Limited Edition Lithograph

Celebrating the History of the
Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol

Award winning artist Steve Tack has created a powerful painting capturing the significant
aviation advancements of one of the finest CAP squadrons in the world. 

As an auxiliary squadron of the United States Air Force, the Civil Air Patrol (CAP)does not pay for
equipment such as the aircraft they fly, but they are responsible to raise funds for their programs
and activities. These fundraising efforts of the CAP youth teaches the cadets teamwork,
leadership, and life skills that positively mold their character 

Only 1050 supporters of the great Maine Wing will be fortunate to own this
Limited Edition Lithograph as a piece of Civil Air Patrol History.

Each Lithograph is Signed & Numbered by the artist

Edition is limited to only 1000 Lithographs

50 Artist proofs will be available

Image size, 10 ½” x 15 ½” printed on 16” x 20” 100lb acid-free quality cover stock.

The Civil Air Patrol is a non-profit organization; therefore your purchase could be used as a tax deduction.

Accompanied by a beautiful Certificate of Authenticity

Each Lithograph is only $40.00 plus $10.00 for shipping. Additionally, the 50 artist
proofs will be sold at just $100.00. All of the proceeds of the sale of these Lithographs goes to the
Cadet Programs of the Maine Wing of the Civil Air Patrol and this project will help send 30 of their
Cadets on a two-week exchange program to Scotland in August of 2006. We thank you for your support.

We would like to express our deepest gratitude for the generosity of Mr. Clay Lacy, President
and Chief Executive Officer of Clay Lacy Aviation for their sponsorship of this program.

Send Check or Money Order to:
C/O Major Ted Kryzak
Director of Cadets Programs Maine Wing
P.O. Box 291 Milton Mills, NH 03852

For additional information contact TED KRYZAK at (207) 752-2775

Limited Edition Lithograph

To commemorate the ICAS Foundation’s 10th anniversary of the Hall of Fame,
nationally-known aviation artist Steve Tack has graciously given of his time and talent to
bring a canvas to life with “First Impressions.”  Steve Tack began his art training
at the knee of his grandfather, R. G. Smith. Smith was a renowned aviation artist
and one of the founders of the American Society of Aviation Artists.

1000, 14 x 24" lithographs of “First Impressions” signed and numbered
by the artist, are available for a donation to the ICAS Foundation of $27.00. 

In memory of USN Commander Michael T. "Storm" Norman

On April 20, 2002, Commander Michael T. Norman, USNR, gave his life serving
his country.  This painting was created to honor his devoted service and dedication to
Naval Aviation.  The image depicts the very first QF-4S Phantom from the
Naval Weapons Test Squadron, gracefully soaring above a breathtaking cloudscape. 

This beautiful painting is a rare collaboration between Steve Tack
and his grandfather, world famous aviation artist R.G.Smith, both with whom
CDR Norman shared a special bond of friendship. The canvas was
one of only a few works left unfinished by R.G.Smith on his passing in 2001.

All proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated to a charity benefiting
the family of USN Commander Michael T. "Storm" Norman

Aircraft by Steve Tack
Background by R.G. Smith

2004 - Oil on Canvas - 22" x 28"
OF-4S Phantom II

650 limited edition prints and 50 artist proofs
The image is beautifully reproduced on 100 lb. cover, acid-free archival stock
and all prints are hand signed and numbered. 

All printing plates and materials have been destroyed.

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