Experience OV-10D+ Bronco

The OV-10 Squadron is committed to the restoration of these aircraft to certified safe, flyable and enjoyable condition. It is our passion to rebuild and restore these amazing aircraft for personal use. We’re also committed to sharing the history with others with our passion.

Contact us if you’re interested in owning your piece of aviation history.

Stronger Than Time

Built to serve in many different military divisions.

Re-built to serve and commemorate the glory days.

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OV-10D+

Armaments

  • Guns: 4 × 7.62×51mm M60C machine guns
  • Hardpoints: 5 fuselage and 2 underwing and provisions to carry combinations of:
  • Rockets: 7- or 19-tube launchers for 2.75” FFARs or 2- or 4-tube launchers for 5” FFARs
  • Missiles: AIM-9 Sidewinder (Wing pylons only)
  • Bombs: up to 500 lb
  • Other: SUU-11/A or Mk 4 Mod 0 gun pods

Behind the Cockpit

  • Great Visibility
  • Removable second seat
  • Ejection Seats (disarmed)

Specifications

Length:

44 ft 0 in

Wingspan:

40 ft 0 in

Height:

15 ft 2 in

Wing area: 290.95 ft²
Tailplane Span: 14 ft 7 in
Fuel / Capacity: 246 gallons / 1,660 lbs JET A

COCKPIT

Crew Seats: 2
Passengers: 4 Paratroopers
Pressurization: Negative

 

WEIGHTS

Empty weight: 8,050 lbs
Basic Operating Weight: 10,000 lbs
Useful Load: 6,500 lbs
Maximum Payload: 2,500 lbs
Max. takeoff Weight: 14,426 lbs
Max. Landing Weight: 14,500 lbs
Max. Zero Fuel Weight: 10,980

BAGGAGE

Capacity: 100 cases of beer

 

Manufacturer: Garrett
Model: (2) T76-G-420/412 turboprop
Power Rating: 1,040 shp each
Propellers: 4 Blade Hartzell

ORDINANCE LOADOUT (Typical)

MK 81 GP Bomb
MK 82 GP Bomb
MK 83 GP Bomb
MK 77 Fire Bomb
CBU-55 FAE Bomb
Sidewinder Missile
2.75 Rockets
5.0 Rockets
Fuel Tanks

 

PMBR—Practice Bombs
PMBR—Flares
PMBR—Smoke
PMBR—ADSID-III
SUU-25F/A Flares
SUU-44/A Flares
SUU-44
Captive Sidewinder
Telemetry Pod
GPU-2 Gun Pod

Guns: 4 x 7.62 x 51mm M60C Machine GUns

Countermeasures:
FLIR – AN/ASS-37 (avail.)
IR Suppression Exhaust
ALQ-144 IR (avail.)
ALE-39 w/chaff & flares (avail.)

Hardpoints: 5 fuselage and 2 underwing and provisions to carry combinations of:

Rockets:  7- or 19-tube launchers for 2.75″ FFARs or 2- or 4-tube launchers for 5″ FFARs
Missiles: 
AIM-9 Sidewinder (Wing pylons only)
Bombs:
 up to 500 lb
Other:
SUU-11/A or Mk 4 Mod 0 gun pods

  • Night Observation Surveillance (NOS)

  • Strike  Reconnaissance (TAC)

  • Forward Air Control (FAC)

  • Cargo & Paratroop Transport

PERFORMANCE

Maximum Speed: 228 ktas
Cruise Speed: 180 ktas
Maximum Range: 1080 nm
Takeoff Distance: 1030 ft @ 10,000 lbs
Landing Distance: 980 ft @ 10,000 lbs
Max. Operating Altitude: 33,000 ft
Max. Climb Rate: 4,000 fpm

AVIONICS

Manufacturer: Garmin
Equipment: GTN 750, GTR 226, GTX 326, ADS-B equipped

Backed by Veterans

With a team of committed aeronautical engineers, A&P mechanics, and several aviation history experts, the OV-10D+ is able to fly again.

This Time, It’s Personal

Flying a restored warbird is an honor so few ever experience.

Flying an OV-10 is an experience you will honor for all time. 

With Garmin GTN 750 Avionics, the OV-10D+ brings moving maps and ADS-B to the skies. Because this time, you really do want to be seen. 

Bronco 493 Gallery

SN 155493 SERVICE RECORD:
HONORABLE DISCHARGE

  • New at factory: January 14, 1968
  • 200th Bronco built
  • Delivery: VAL-4 NAS North Island, San Diego, CA USA Jan 27, 1969
  • Transfer: VMO-6 MCAS Futema, Okinawa Japan April 3, 1972
  • Conversion: Modified to OV-10D+ in 1991
  • Theaters: Vietnam, Kuwait, Iraq (Deseert Storm)
  • VMO-1, VMO-4 NAS Atlanta February 2 1977
  • AMARC, Davis-Montahn AFB June 24, 1993
  • Disassembled: September 2006 Fort Worth, Texas
  • HONORABLE RESTORATION: JULY 2019

US Marine Corps

The OV-10 was first acquired by the U.S. Marine Corps. Each of the Marine Corps’ two observation squadrons (designated VMO) had 18 aircraft – nine OV-10As and nine OV-10Ds night observation aircraft. A Marine Air Reserve observation squadron was also established.

US Air Force

The USAF acquired the Bronco primarily as a FAC aircraft. The first combat USAF OV-10As arrived in Vietnam on 31 July 1968 as part of “Operation Combat Bronco”, an operational testing and evaluation of the aircraft.

US Navy

The U.S. Navy formed Light Attack Squadron Four (VAL-4), the “Black Ponies”, on 3 January 1969, and operated in Vietnam from April 1969 through April 1972. The Navy used the Bronco OV-10A as

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