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Flying The Bronco

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+

“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

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

He Who Strengthened The Storm: Lt. Pete Russell

Photo from the Atlantic The OV-10’s last hurrah It was recorded that the OV-10 Bronco experienced its last combat hurrah under the United States Armed Forces during the operations of the 1991 Gulf War, but in 2016 it was called from retirement. The newly-modified...

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About the Project: Progress, People and Patience

About the Project: Progress, People and Patience

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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OV-10 Amazing Things

OV-10 Amazing Things

The OV-10 Squadron project is an organization committed to the restoration and continued support of flying the OV-10 Bronco, an iconic twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft heavily used in forward, escort and support operations during the Vietnam War...

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Good Reads: Flying Black Ponies

Good Reads: Flying Black Ponies

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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M97 Turret

M97 Turret

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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474 in Colombia

474 in Colombia

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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The Hoov and The Bronco

The Hoov and The Bronco

The OV-10 Squadron project is an organization committed to the restoration and continued support of flying the OV-10 Bronco, an iconic twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft heavily used in forward, escort and support operations during the Vietnam War...

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Warbirds on Historic Road Trip

Warbirds on Historic Road Trip

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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Patty Wagstaff joins the Squadron

Patty Wagstaff joins the Squadron

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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The OV-10 Museum

The OV-10 Museum

Photo from the Atlantic The OV-10’s last hurrah It was recorded that the OV-10 Bronco experienced its last combat hurrah under the United States Armed Forces during the operations of the 1991 Gulf War, but in 2016 it was called from retirement. The newly-modified...

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Welcome to the Squadron

Welcome to the Squadron

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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