North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
North American Rockwell
Markings
Marine Observation Squadron 1 (VMO-1), Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, 1992
Designation
OV-10D
Serial Number
155499

North American Rockwell OV-10D Bronco

The OV-10 is a short take-off and landing aircraft designed for the Marine Corps and Air Force as a Forward Air Controller and for close-air-support. The prototype first flew in 1967. The versatility of the design allowed the rear of the fuselage to be used to transport troops or litter patients. The OV-10D eliminated the ability to carry troops, but added more powerful engines and night vision equipment. The Bronco saw extensive service in Vietnam and the first Gulf War. The last of them did not leave service until the mid-1990s.

Specifications
Wingspan 30 ft 4 in
Length 44 ft
Height 15 ft 2 in
Weight 14,444 lbs (loaded)
Max. Speed 288 mph
Service Ceiling 30,000 ft
Range 576 miles
Engines 2 Garrett AiResearch T76-G420/41 turboprops 1,040 horsepower each
Crew 2