Nap of Earth


Nap of Earth


AH-64 Apaches in low flight



Nap-of-the-earth (abbreviated NOE) is a type of very low-altitude flight course used by military aircraft to avoid enemy detection and attack in a high-threat environment.

During NOE flight, geographical features are used as cover, exploiting valleys and folds in the terrain by flying in, rather than over, them. This keeps below enemy air defence radar coverage, avoiding being silhouetted against the sky. Other, mostly older terms include “ground-hugging”, “terrain masking”, “flying under the radar” and “hedgehopping”.

High Quality Apache Helicopter Art Prints available

Size:  12 x 20 inches

Medium: Acrylics on prepared board


FREE UK P&P on all orders. For Worldwide P&P please enquire.
Please allow 10 working days for delivery, also note that glass will not be included in framed originals.

* All digital prints will be on an A3 sheet but as each picture is of different proportions there will be a white border surrounding each picture.

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