WOW531 Rockwell OV-10 Bronco (Gulf War)

£799.00

1 in stock

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Description

Description

The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco was an American twin-turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s as a special aircraft for counter insurgency combat, and one of its primary missions was as a forward air control aircraft. It could carry up to 3,200 lb (1,450 kg) of external munitions  and internal loads such as paratroopers or stretchers, and could loiter for three or more hours.

The Bronco also performed observation, helicopter escort, armed reconnaissance, utility light air transport, and limited ground attack. As if this wasn’t enough it also performed aerial radiological reconnaissance, tactical air observation, artillery and naval gunfire spotting, airborne control of operations, and front-line, low-level aerial photography. A prototype in Vietnam designed to lay smoke was extremely successful, kept in service by evaluators for several months, and only reluctantly released, but was not purchased due to a perceived lack of mission. Overall it must have been one of the most flexible aircraft ever designed.

The OV-10 served in the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Navy, as well as in the service of a number of other countries. In total, 81 OV-10 Broncos were ultimately lost to all causes during the course of the Vietnam War, with the Air Force losing 64, the Navy 7, and the Marines 1.

The Bronco later served in the Gulf war in limited numbers.

This is a 1/30 scale hand carved Mahogany aircraft, comes as per the photos in finished format. The TG accessories/K&C figures are shown for scale comparison purposes only. This is a limited edition piece with only 2 available worldwide in these markings. The retail price is $999 plus $100 shipping, there is no free shipping on Warbirds due their large size. The banner price shown includes shipping, you will not be charged extra at checkout for shipping.

Shipping is with DHL, product should be with you in 2 – 4 days of you placing the order.