Sioux in Profile
Detail from the image showing the cross-tube mounted M60 machine gun.
Giclee print on archival paper
Size as requested by customer
"The Bell 47G became known as the M*A*S*H
helicopter after it was made famous to TV viewers during the '70s and
early '80s, but those who fought in the Korean War knew it as a life
saver. Injured personnel were loaded on external litters on the
cross-tubes of the skids for a windy ride to medical assistance, usually
a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital.
"For those in the military, it also heralded the beginning of a new
era in warfare where helicopters became vital to military operations.
"During the Vietnam War, the Australian Army fielded Sioux
helicopters to support the Task Force operations and even though they
were virtually obsolete by then, their 'bubble canopy' - an old and
superceded design - proved to be remarkably popular with commanders for
its uninterrupted view. 161 Recconnaissance Flight operated the aircraft
and in a time when initiative and experimentation was lauded, tried
various fit outs of weapons. This aircraft shows an M60 machine gun
mounted on the cross tubes providing the pilot with a limited capability
to fight back if he came under fire.
A3 size 297 x 420mm - $60.00
Custom made print to order with different features as requested by the
Commissions Page for more details).
A3 size 297 x 420mm - $80.00,
A2 size 420 x 594mm - $100.00
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is the website of Conway Bown, Australian Army Official War Artist and Aviation
Consultant. Services include portrait painting and other portraiture, aviation
services such as CRM - Crew Resource Management - and Helicopter Underwater
Escape Training - HUET - which may include Emergency Breathing Systems - EBS -
training using Helicopter Aircrew Breathing Devices - HABD - or Helicopter
Emergency Egress Device - HEEDs.
During 2006, Conway Bown deployed to the
Middle East as the Australian Army's Official War Artist, what the US Armed
Forces call Combat Artist. This website features the artwork created during this
project as part of the Australian Army's Official Art Scheme.
For more information on War Art, Combat
Artists, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET), Emergency Breathing
Systems (EBS) or Crew Resource Management (CRM), please visit the relevant
HUET - RHO Aviation
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Official War Artist - IPAS.