Black Jet

Michael Rondot





Black Jet Michael Rondot

In one of the most dramatic limited edition prints ever published, Michael Rondot portrays a sinister black Lockheed F-117A Stealth fighter landing at dawn with its distinctive black braking parachute streamed. This superb print the seventh edition in our Gulf War series, is countersigned by more than Twenty operational F-117A pilots from the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, serving in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere, symbolizing a remarkable breakthrough in access to the once super-secret Black Jet and its aircrews.

Designed and built in the early 1980s at the Lockheed 'Skunk Works' under conditions of intense secrecy, the F-117A Stealth fighter was not revealed to the public until 1990, after it had been in service for over 7 years. A year later during Operation Desert Storm, laser-guided precision bombing images from the cockpits of Black Jets over downtown Baghdad were on every television screen and newspaper front page around the World. Night after night the theory of an aircraft designed to evade radar detection was tested by brave pilots in combat over densely packed Iraqi radar-directed air defences. The results, together with the aircraft and its pilots, are now legend.



Each copy of Blackjet is issued complete with historical notes, details of all the signatories, and is countersigned by more than Twenty operational F-117A pilots from the 49th Fighter Wing, Holloman AFB, serving in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere.

Each print is accompanied with a matching numbered certificate of authenticity.

Overall Print Size 28"x 20" (inches) Printed in lightfast inks on acid free archival paper.


Signed and Numbered Print
UK £110.00 Edition Size - 500

Artist Proof Edition
UK £165.00 Edition Size - 500

Remarque Edition
UK £235.00 (Please Call)


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An edition of identical prints, numbered sequentially and individually signed by the artist, having a stated limit to the quantity in the edition. Following publication the printing plates are destroyed. Almost all the aviation art and aircraft prints featured on this website are authenticated with the original signatures of distinguished military personnel.

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An old tradition of reserving a quantity of prints for the artist's use, usually equal to about 10 % of the edition. In the early days of printing, these prints were the only remuneration the poor artist received. Proofs are signed by the artist and numbered showing the quantity of Artist's Proofs issued in the edition. Because of their highly restricted number, Artist's Proofs are sold at a higher value than the regular prints in the edition.

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Remarqued print:

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Certificate of Authenticity:

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