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Flying The Bronco

The prototype for one of the world's coolest airplanes was built in a garage. This won't surprise homebuilders, but it might military history enthusiasts.

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“Flying Snipers:” The OV-10G+

The OV-10 Bronco was an innovation in aviation that reflected the needs and demands of the time when it was developed. Manufactured during the middle-late 20th century, this twin turbo-propeller aircraft had a blend of characteristics from both jet and helicopter....

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Overview of the OV-10 in the US Air Force

Developed in the 1960s, the twin turbo-propeller OV-10 Bronco was ahead of its time in terms of its maneuverability, utility and ruggedness. Having served under the US Marine Corps, the US Navy and the US Air Force, something truly great can be said about the...

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He Who Strengthened The Storm: Lt. Pete Russell

Author’s note: Some parts of this post are creative representations of historical events and facts. January 3, 1969 – Emotions are high and humming among the plankowners in the Naval Air Station in North Island, California. While the ceremony is ongoing, some faces...

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About the Project: Progress, People and Patience

Behind every successful project, there is a group of dedicated people who find the drive to keep on going even when the going gets tough. The key to a successful project—regardless of its nature, whether it be advocacy-based, profit-driven, large-scale, small-scale,...

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OV-10 Amazing Things

The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft developed for use in the Vietnam War specifically for the purposes of the COIN mission (COunter-INsurgency). It was during this time that the United States military...

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Good Reads: Flying Black Ponies

Flying Black Ponies: The Navy’s Close Air Support Squadron in Vietnam The tragic, the comic, the terrifying, the poignant are all part of the story of the Black Pony pilots who distinguished themselves in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam War. Flying their turboprop...

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M97 Turret

Another OV-10 variant, used effectively as a Hunter-Killer in the Vietnam war at night. With the IR and heat sensing, pilots could see through the forest canopy and fire upon targets on the ground in the dark. Often they would be escorted by another Bronco with...

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474 in Colombia

Hangar Talk: "474 had a confirmed Owl kill in Columbia, and had two tree strikes!  So you may find repairs/rework someplace that resembles this.  474 also had a nose gear collapse and prop strike in Saigon, it is in a video being hauled home by a Skycrane helicopter....

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The Hoov and The Bronco

Bob Hoover was an amazingly cool aviator, and those who knew him often just referred to him as "The Hoov". Two things can be said about Bob Hoover no one is going to argue with: The best stick and rudder man known He was a company man. He loved North...

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Warbirds on Historic Road Trip

Pilot Mike Manclark takes Squadron of Legendary Warbirds on Historic Road Trip to California for Major Restoration Effort Six OV-10 Broncos being shipped from National Vietnam War Museum for new life as flying memorials JAN 10, 2018. MINERAL WELLS, TX –...

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OV-10 Update: CTEC

Jim Morrison of CTEC in Scottsdale, AZ writes to OV10 Squadron: Given the fact that Copperstate Turbine Engine Company (CTEC) is populated with many ex-Garrett-AiResearch/ AlliedSignal/Honeywell employees that were involved with T76 engines "in the day", we have an...

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The OV-10 Museum

A major part of the purpose and charter of the OV-10 Bronco Association is to run a museum dedicated to preserving the history associated with the Bronco. To this end, we accept donations of memorabilia. The memorabilia is catalogued, and we display as much of it as...

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