Naval Support Activity Naples Italy C-26D

Naval Support Activity Naples Italy C-26D poster art.

This poster depicts a Naples, Italy based C-26D Metroliner operated by the US Navy NSA Naples Operations Department flying past the scenic town of Positano along the Amalfi Coast. The distinct double hump of Mount Vesuvius is pictured in the distance. The C-26D aircraft supports logistics support missions in the Mediterranean, Europe, and North Africa. Naval Support Activity Naples (NSA Naples) is a United States Navy base, located at Naples Airport in Capodichino, Naples, Italy. It is home to U.S. Naval Forces Europe and the U.S. Sixth Fleet. The Fairchild C-26 “Metroliner” is the designation for the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner series twin turboprop aircraft in the service of the United States military. The C-26A is the military version of the Model SA227-AC Metro III; the C-26B is the military version of the Model SA227-BC Metro III and Model SA227-DC Metro 23; and UC-26C is the military designation for the Model SA227-AT Merlin IVC. The C-26D variant were transferred from USAF inventory and modified with new navigation equipment for the US Navy and used for rapid response cargo and passenger transportation in Europe.

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Design by Michael Ross

Location: New Orleans, LA
Michael spent his childhood reading such literary classics as “Sgt. Rock” and “Enemy Ace”, spending hours copying the illustrations. He later received a B.A. in Art and still uses his comic book influence along with his love of history and aviation in his work.

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