**** FINISHED: 1/24 Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" - Jet/Recon/Transport GB

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  1. ccheese

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    #1 ccheese, Apr 4, 2013
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    1/24 Cessna O-1E "Bird Dog" - Jet/Recon/Transport GB

    Username: ccheese
    Name: Charles
    Category: Judge - Non-Competing
    Scale: 1/24
    Manufacturer: Guillow's Model Airplane Co.
    Model Type: Balsa/Tissue USAF O1-E "Bird Dog"
    Extras: None, OOB

    Cessna O-1E “Bird-Dog”

    Originally designated the L-19, the Bird-Dog went into production in June of 1956 and was used during the Korean campaign as a liaison airplane by Army Field Forces to spot enemy troop concentrations, direct ground operations, carry ammo and evacuate wounded. Returned to production in 1962 and designated O-1E, the Bird-Dog gained fame anew as a “FAC” (Forward Air Controller) in the South Vietnam war where it was very effective in spotting and directing fire against the enemy Viet Cong forces. It also assisted in locating downed pilots and as an observer in the field.

    Info on it’s wartime activities are extremely scarce, but I did find out 469 were lost in Vietnam,
    to various causes.


    Here are the final pic's....

    Charles
     

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    And an extras.... In spite of the operator-caused problems, it came out pretty well.

    Charles
     

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    Looks fantastic Charles, good on ya!
     
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    yup well played
     
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    She looks mighty fine charles, I'm glad I had some time to check her out :) Very nice finish :)
     
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    Always enjoy following your builds Charles. Another job well done.

    Geo
     
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    A cracker Charles..... I've got to find one flown by a Davidson so I can add one to my "D" collection.
     
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    She came out good Charles, nicely done.
     
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    Looking great. Well done Pal. :D
     
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    Great work Charles!
     
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    great charles it's looking very cool
     
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    Good job Charles.
     
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    Another wonderful job Charles.
     
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    Very nice Charles!
     
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    my favorite of your builds Charles, looks great
     
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    Love it Charles, done a brill job mate!
     
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    I agree with all - very nice indeed Charles.
     
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    Echo the above, where did you get the tail wheel?
     
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