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Pax River Chase


In 1958 the third Martin SeaMaster, YP-6M #1 entered the flight test program. The YP-6M incorporated changes due to lessons learned from the tragic crashes of the two XP-6M1s. Both crashes were caused when a simple math error in the design of the Pitch trim actuator caused them to fail and the aircraft entered un-recoverable dives. The first crew was lost, but the second crew was able to eject and survived. The painting shows a Grumman F-11 Tiger getting a good look at the futuristic and sinister appearing minelayer/bomber. This early short nose Tiger was based at the Naval Air Test Center at nearby Patuxent River NAS. There is some very poor video evidence of what appears to be a Tiger flying chase for the SeaMaster program, possibly this aircraft.


Original painting is available for purchase. Acrylic on canvas 24 inches x 30 inches. 


Signed open edition giclee prints are available for $110.00 plus $10.00 shipping. Print size in inches: 16 x 20 on 18 x 24 paper.

Pax River Chase

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