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Sioux in Profile


Detail from the image showing the cross-tube mounted M60 machine gun.




Sioux Profile
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the Task Force operations and even though they were virtually obsolete by then, their 'bubble canopy' - an old and superceded design - proved to be remarkably popular with commanders for its uninterrupted view. 161 Recconnaissance Flight operated the aircraft and in a time when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 purchaser (see Commissions Page for more details).

A3 size 297 x 420mm - $80.00,
A2 size 420 x 594mm - $100.00

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Independent Productions and Aviation Services 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 webpages:

HUET - RHO Aviation

CRM - RHO Aviation

EBS - RHO Aviation

Official War Artist - IPAS.