The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a double-seat attack and reconnaissance aircraft developed by North American Aviation and Rockwell International. It was used by various branches of the United States Military until 1995 and is still used by NASA and foreign countries.
History[edit | edit source]
The Bronco was first developed in the early 1960s as the NA-300 in response to a Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft specification set by the US Army, Navy, and Air Force. The design was selected in 1964 and first flew on July 16th, 1965. The OV-10 was introduced into service in October 1969 and would become one of the most successful counter-insurgency aircraft of the following three decades.
Specifications[edit | edit source]
The OV-10 Bronco is powered by two Garrett T76-G-410/412 turboprop engines, allowing it to reach speeds of up to 281 mph. It can be armed with one 20 mm cannon or four M60C machine guns, 7 or 19-tube launchers for 2.75 in rockets, 2 or 4 tube launchers for Zuni rockets, AIM-9 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, and/or up to 500 lbs of bombs.
Exports[edit | edit source]
OV-10C-Philippines,Thailand-Thailand recived 32x OV-10Cs, later passed on 8x to Philippines.
OV-10G-South Korea (Order Cancelled)