|Veličina||177mm x 170mm|
|Dodano je u katalog:||26.5.2023|
In 1963, the United States announced a competition to develop an airplane for use in limited military conflicts. Its main tasks were to strike ground targets, provide direct air support to its troops, and provide forward surveillance and guidance. The winner of the competition in August 1964 was the project of North America, which was designated OV-10A and given the name Bronco in the armed forces. Combat testing of the aircraft in Vietnam began in the summer of 1968. The aircraft were used very intensively, thanks to their ability to be based on unprepared unpaved airfields and the short time required for re-flight. If necessary, these attack aircraft were able to appear over targets 15 minutes after receiving a request from ground units, and this distinguished them from jet combat aircraft. During combat missions, the OV-10As demonstrated high efficiency and good combat survivability, becoming a kind of benchmark for anti-guerrilla attack aircraft. The OV-10A Bronco’s combat operations continued after the end of the Vietnam War, and these aircraft were successfully used by air forces around the world.
– The first OV-10A Bronco by ICM in 1/72 scale. 100% new molds.
– The model is reproduced in compliance with the geometric proportions of the real aircraft.
– High level of detail of the fuselage, component, and equipment elements.
– The set includes suspended aircraft weapons – bombs, unguided missiles, and tanks with an incendiary mixture.
– Includes decals for 4 variants of Vietnam War markings.
– Time period: After 1950
- OV-10A 155427, Marin Observation Squadron 2 (VMO-2), Marble Mountain Air Facility, Vietnam, 1969
- OV-10A 155495, Light Attack Squadron 4 (VAL-4) "Black Ponies", Binh Thuy, 1969
- OV-10A 67-14649, 20th Tactical Air Support Squadron, Da Nang, 1972
- OV-10A 155472, Light Attack Squadron 4 (VAL-4) "Black Ponies", Binh Thuy, 1972
The Rockwell International OV-10 Bronco was the winner of the Light Armed Reconnaissance (LARA) competition for the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps. The first planes were delivered in 1969 and the OV-10 had already taken part in the Vietnam War. The plane was very versatile. It could operate from short runways as the length of the run-up run was approximately 225 meters. Moreover, if necessary, it was possible to install skids and even floats! The range of weapons that could be carried was also wide, although most often, however, equipment for air reconnaissance was installed. The D version was distinguished mainly by a modernized avionics, a laser target marking system and a 20mm cannon mounted in the nose. These aircraft were still in service during the 1991 Gulf War, although mainly in night missions and as the last version in service with the US Air Force, they were finally withdrawn in 1995, although it should be mentioned that they are still in service, among others Thailand, Venezuela or Indonesia. Although the OV-10 Bronco had an unusual shape and unusual for a modern combat aircraft, and generally rather average performance, the simple design and low price made it an attractive aircraft for many users. Technical data (OV-10A version): length: 12.67 m, wingspan: 12.19 m, height: 4.62 m, maximum speed: 452 km / h, maximum range: 920 km, practical ceiling: 7315 m, armament: fixed - 4 7.62m M60C machine guns, suspended - up to 1600 kg load.
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