From a recent conversation with Capt. Paulson, he recalls “the 19 shot pods were all Willy Pete (white phosphorus) for marking and the seven shot pods were HE (high explosive) to keep their heads down. The M60s in the gun sponsons added much to the noisy mix.”
Keep watching the OV-10 Squadron News for a DVD Capt. Paulson “should have back early next week.” We’re quite excited to watch!
We’ll be publishing Capt. Paulson’s videos here at OV10 Squadron.
Do you have any video files we can share with OV-10 fans?
Below is a home video featuring the OV-10 Bronco. Home movies filmed by an Ordnance Specialist serving in Chu Lai & Danang in 1967-68 (VMFA-542) and in 1970-71 (VMO-2), plus footage from the early 1960s with the US Army 3rd Inf. Div. in Germany.
Video by VintageFilmArsenal
The OV-10 is many things. One thing that is not mentioned much is its rear cargo bay. The cargo bay has many uses, including providing additional carrying space for munitions and fuel .
When not in combat, the Bronco would be used as a liasion, airdrop, or medevac aircraft. It has also been used in the past to carry special operations soldiers.