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Old 01-19-2019, 02:04 PM   #11
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Definitely a buy on release. Very interesting addition to the battlespace.

http://ov-10bronco.net/faq.cfm

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Old 01-19-2019, 02:44 PM   #12
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The Bronco was used in Vietnam, by FAC and I believe rescue co-ord. Different war, in that we have lots of SAM's, so I will be using the ejector seat quite soon after buying I'd think. It and the Cessna 0-2 were ok in the field, only small arms' fire (it can still kill you) but you would generally be low and fast looking down into the jungle cover to spot troops, if you you got shot at, you noted the point, popped some smoke on top of the unfriendlies then went out to a safe area and called it more grown ups to pound the area. Come back later to count the bodies if possible.
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Old 01-19-2019, 03:26 PM   #13
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I saw one of these I think at Duxford one year, it was something I'd never heard of before and it captivated me. What is it, like a light attack aircraft? For a spectator on the ground it looks like something that could've been from the later years of WWII.

Yes, that one with the glass at the back reminds me of a FW-189 or P-61
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Old 01-19-2019, 04:26 PM   #14
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Old 01-19-2019, 05:02 PM   #15
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There's a great book in digital and paperback that gives a great insight into flying and fighting in the Bronco in SE Asia.

https://www.amazon.com/Lonely-Kind-W.../dp/0891416382
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Old 01-19-2019, 10:28 PM   #16
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Anyone can identify the exact variant depicted? I vote for a standard "A".
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Old 01-20-2019, 12:47 AM   #17
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Looks like an "A". Hard to tell without a better picture of exhausts and props (3 v 4 blade); but definitely not a D (which has long nose with sensor ball).

I was lucky enough to get a few flights in USAF OV-10s in the PI and out of Patrick AFB (FAC school). When I win the lottery, it's the first plane I'm getting! More fun than a bag of monkeys, fully acro, and you can take all your stuff with you when you want to go camping out!

Navy did some testing a few years ago with a couple of upgraded OV-10Gs flying out of dirt strips in Syria, using APKWS laser guided 70mm rockets to take out ISIS mofos. Worked beautifully, apparently: https://foxtrotalpha.jalopnik.com/ov...d-a-1764407068

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Instant buy for me.

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Old 01-20-2019, 03:59 PM   #18
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Anyone can identify the exact variant depicted? I vote for a standard "A".
Look at the second picture bottom left corner.
"OV-10A (Raz)"
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Old 01-21-2019, 07:06 AM   #19
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There's a great book in digital and paperback that gives a great insight into flying and fighting in the Bronco in SE Asia.

https://www.amazon.com/Lonely-Kind-W.../dp/0891416382
Totally agree, A Lonely Kind of War is an outstanding book, well written and fascinating topic. Recommend to all on this forum. They landed Broncos on a jungle road in a firefight to pick up troops during one sortie.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:56 PM   #20
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There's a great book in digital and paperback that gives a great insight into flying and fighting in the Bronco in SE Asia.

https://www.amazon.com/Lonely-Kind-W.../dp/0891416382
Give this a read! https://www.amazon.com/s?k=Flying+Bl...ref=nb_sb_noss
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