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North American Rockwell OV-10D NOS (Night Observation Surveillance) Bronco

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North American Rockwell OV-10D NOS Bronco

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North American Rockwell OV-10D NOS Bronco

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NAA press release photo of OV-10 Bronco on EDO floats.
 

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From the same press kit:
 

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this whole thread has good stuff.Much appreciated :)
 

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I hope that Boeing can restart the Bronco production,
this tuff little multiuse Aircraft, deserved it to fly again!
 

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Hi,


here is the OV-10 B/Z fitted with addition one jet engine,mounted over the rear
fuselage on a pylon.


L+K magazine 14/1971
 

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The German OV-10B/Z prototype, from the cover of Aviation Week, April 12, 1971:
 

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From Flieger Revue 2/1977,


here is a drawings to some of its variants,please not the floatplane version is new for me.
 

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hesham said:
here is a drawings to some of its variants,please not the floatplane version is new for me.

circle-5 shared a picture of it in the previous page here!
http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,10958.msg148633.html#msg148633
 

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Oh Yeh my dear Skyblazer,


I never saw it.
 

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF18HJWnUk8&list=PLA0333D5B091A6BBA&feature=share&index=2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6iI9NfNTpk&list=PLA0333D5B091A6BBA&feature=share
 

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Now that brought back memories Triton. I saw Bob Hoover do a similar show in the OV-10 in the early 70s, either at Pt. Mugu or Vandenberg.
 

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Some OV-10 variants.
 

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Still wondering what happened to OV-10X. Seemed like a good idea,
 

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A potentially good idea without a requirement or funding.
 

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jsport said:
Still wondering what happened to OV-10X. Seemed like a good idea,

Hi Jsport,you meant this;

OV-10X
Proposed version for the USAF's light attack contract. The X will feature upgraded avionics and weapons capabilities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Rockwell_OV-10_Bronco
 

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hesham said:
jsport said:
Still wondering what happened to OV-10X. Seemed like a good idea,

Hi Jsport,you meant this;

OV-10X
Proposed version for the USAF's light attack contract. The X will feature upgraded avionics and weapons capabilities.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Rockwell_OV-10_Bronco
Yes. thank you.

Thinking it still a better use of limited resources than what is currently being considered as it can carry cargo/troops parachutists ,invaluable. don't see others offering that.
 

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As many of you know two OV-10G's were flying in Iraq and Syria undergoing tests to determine if the type (a low cost COIN aircraft) was needed in the theater and if the services would activate Bronco's in the future. The article below recounts an operation using the Bronco's in Syria:

http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2016-06/bronco-12-cleared-hot
 

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After the tests were complete over Syria SOCOM Lt Gen Heithold, believed that the OV-10's proved to have "some utility," however the costs associated with operating the two OV-10's, developing a training and logistics chain, would become too expensive to provide something that they are already receiving with current CAS aircraft.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/09/why-is-america-using-these-antique-planes-to-fight-isis.html
 

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Dynoman said:
After the tests were complete over Syria SOCOM Lt Gen Heithold, believed that the OV-10's proved to have "some utility," however the costs associated with operating the two OV-10's, developing a training and logistics chain, would become too expensive to provide something that they are already receiving with current CAS aircraft.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/03/09/why-is-america-using-these-antique-planes-to-fight-isis.html
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Thank you for the update.
IMHO a OV-10 would make a good Low Intensity Conflict CAS program.
Yes two is certainly a cost/logistics nightmare.
 

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Side by side cockpit proposal.

Added a few more drawings of this proposal at: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,14945.0.html
 

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It's the OV-10T

http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=14945.0
 

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Two drawings on floats.
 

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Recoilless rifle for OV-10.
 

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Good stuff, thanks GTX.
 

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P51 testing recoilless gun for OV-10 and A4.
 

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Pretty sure that's a Mohawk. ;)
 

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Recon OV-10.
 

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