OV-1 Mohawk

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  1. gjs238

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    #1 gjs238, Mar 22, 2015
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grumman_OV-1_Mohawk

    Can anyone shed a little more light on this aircraft?

    Did the US Army fly these?
    - I thought it was forbidden from flying fixed wing aircraft.

    Did this aircraft overlap with the OV-10 Bronco?
    - Both operated in Desert Strom 1
    - Both have been suggested to be reintroduced in modernized variants.
    - Both were retired (in the US) at about the same time.
    - I don't believe the US Army operated the Bronco.


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    The U.S. Army did fly the OV-1. The call initially was for an observation aircraft. It was used for target marking and ground suppression fire. It was armed for (wink, wink) self defense...

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    ...the majority of markings I've found are for the army.

    As for the OV-10, most of the markings I've seen are for Marines or Navy. Someone should be along to provide better details.

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    Heap the US Army used to operate them. My dad's old unit used to have a company of them. Took them to Desert Storm as well.

    What makes you think the Army was forbidden from using them? The Army actually has quite a few fixed wing aircraft.

    C-12
    C-20
    C-26
    C-27
    C-31
    C-37
    EO-5
    RC-12
    UC-35
    DHC-6
     
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    #5 fubar57, Mar 22, 2015
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    Off to Google everything but the Otter though I do prefer and have flown in the original version

    Geo

    EDIT: Lordy, Lordy, the RC-12 is positively festooned with antennae...

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    #6 gjs238, Mar 22, 2015
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    Just did some Googling and learned that the Army has flown/is flying quite a few fixed-wing aricraft.
    I had ASSumed that the Key West Agreement of 1948, the 1952 Pace-Finletter Memorandum of Understanding, and the Johnson-McConnell agreement of 1966 dictated otherwise.

    PS: This article seems to sum things up pretty well.
    Air-Minded: the Army the A-10
     
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