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Rockwell / Boeing OV-10 Bronco observation / anti-insurgence plane

 

OV-10A Bronco

 

Modification Purpose Deliveries Number of commissioned Discarding Differences from the previous modification
OV-10A observer / anti-insurgence 2/1968 - 1977 114, additional 157 planes for USAF 4/1994 2 Garret-Air Research T76-G-410/412 (2 x 715 h. p.) or T76-G-416/417 engines (2 x 715 h. p.), 4 7.6-mm MG, 1632 kg of combat load (4 272-kg hull points with 4 272-kg bombs or 76 68-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 cassette bombs or 4 sixtuple 7.6-mm MG or 4 20-mm guns; 2 272-kg wing points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 2 227-kg bombs or 2 bomb cassettes or 14 68-mm rockets)
OV-10D 1979 - 1980 18 2 T76-G-420/421 engines (2 x 1040 h. p.), hull lengthened, 4 7.6-mm MG, 1 triple 20-mm gun, 1632 kg of combat load (4 272-kg hull points with 4 272-kg bombs or 76 68-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 cassette bombs or 4 sixtuple 7.6-mm MG or 4 20-mm guns or 4 Paveway guided bombs; 2 272-kg wing points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 2 227-kg bombs or 2 bomb cassettes or 14 68-mm rockets)
OV-10D+ 1989 - 1990 23 modified from OV-10A + 14 modified from OV-10D minor alterations

 

Modification OV-10A OV-10D

Wing span, m

12.19 12.19

Length, m

12.67 13.41

Height, m

4.62 4.62

Wings area, m2

27.03 27.03

Empty mass, kg

3127 3127

Full flying-off mass, kg

6552 6552
Engine

2 Garret - Air Research T76-G-410/412

2 Garret - Air Research T76-G-420/421

Power, h. p.

2 715 2 1040
Maximal speed, km/h 452 463
Cruise speed, km/h    
Flying range, km 933 2224
Vertical speed, m/s 13.2 15.3
Maximal altitude, m 7315 9150
Complement 2 2
Armament 4 7.6-mm MG, 1632 kg of combat load (4 272-kg hull points with 4 272-kg bombs or 76 68-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 cassette bombs or 4 sixtuple 7.6-mm MG or 4 20-mm guns; 2 272-kg wing points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 2 227-kg bombs or 2 bomb cassettes or 14 68-mm rockets) 4 7.6-mm MG, 1 triple 20-mm gun, 1632 kg of combat load (4 272-kg hull points with 4 272-kg bombs or 76 68-mm rockets or 16 127-mm rockets or 4 cassette bombs or 4 sixtuple 7.6-mm MG or 4 20-mm guns or 4 Paveway guided bombs; 2 272-kg wing points with 2 Sidewinder AAM or 2 227-kg bombs or 2 bomb cassettes or 14 68-mm rockets)

OV-10A Bronco

 

Ivan Gogin, 2008