Cessna O-2A 'Skymaster'
|Notes: HIGH-WING monoplane with twin tail booms, aft pusher and forward puller engines and retractable landing gear. Used for forward air control mission (2 CREW) .|
|  Base model:||O-2|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Tri-Service|
|  Designation Period:||1962-Present|
|  Basic role:||Observation|
|  Length:|| 29' 9"|| 9.0 m|
|  Height:||9' 2"|| 2.7 m|
|  Wingspan:|| 38' 2"|| 11.6 m|
|  Wingarea:|| 202.5 sq ft|| 18.8 sq m|
|  Empty Weight:|| 2,705 lb|| 1,226 kg|
|  Gross Weight:|| 4,630 lb|| 2,099 kg|
|  No. of Engines:|| 2|
|  Powerplant:|| Continental IO-360|
|  Horsepower (each):|| 210|
|  Range:|| 780 miles|| 1,256 km|
|  Cruise Speed:|| 196 mph|| 315 km/h|| 170 kt|
|  Max Speed:|| 206 mph|| 331 km/h|| 178 kt|
|  Ceiling:|| 19,300 ft|| 5,882 m|
Known serial numbers
|25-387 / 25-404, 67-21295 / 67-21439, 68-6857 / 68-6903, 68-10828 / 68-10872, 68-10962 / 68-11070, 68-11122 / 68-11173
69-7601 / 69-7669
Examples of this type may be found at
O-2A on display
Air Mobility Command Museum
Castle Air Museum
Chanute Display Center
Confederate Air Force - Arizona Wing
Dyess Linear Air Park
Lone Star Flight Museum
Museum of Aviation
Pima Air & Space Museum
Travis Air Force Museum
USAF Armament Museum
Valiant Air Command Museum
Recent comments by our visitors
| Dean T/Matt C|
| Matt and I are privileged to have just taken possession of O-2A, Cessna 337M-0016, USAF 67-21310. She sat in storage at Davis Monthan AFB, Arizona from November of 1979 until purchased for the first time in 1994. She sat again from 1994 until September of this year when Matt and I purchased her.
We know that it arrived at its Vietnam location with the 20th TASS (APO 96337). As one of the first O-2s in Vietnam, it was most probably assigned to Dong Ha airfield or Khe Sahn in July of 1967. By November of 1967, it was assigned to the 19th TASS (APO 96227), out of Bien Hoa Airbase (or one of its forward locations until it left Vietnam in January of 1971.
Post-Vietnam service was limited to the 115th Tactical Air Support Group of the Wisconsin Air National Guard at Truax Field, Wisconsin from March, 1971 until sent to the boneyard in Arizona in 1979.
Matt and I are hoping that anyone at these locations during these timeframes would take a look at their photos and see if our tail number shows up. It would help us document the history of the plane and its time in service to our country. We'd also be interested in hearing from
O-2 pilots and ground personnel of either the 19th or the 20th that can help us fill in some holes. Thanks to everyone in advance. Please pass this on to other folks you think may be able to help.
Tail number to look for is 67-21310. Email replies to: mgadean @ yahoo.com
10/13/2013 @ 06:20 [ref: 68100]
| Craig Clary|
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07/20/2011 @ 16:07 [ref: 42141]
| Bobby Schiller|
| Now Kelly you know very well that 10968-68 was a hunk-o-junk compared to my fine bird, 68-6868. That's why you had to park it on the back row. I remember Capt. Paul. and am sure you remember my pilot Capt. Flash. Nice to see your still around and kicking. |
06/18/2011 @ 22:22 [ref: 39661]
| jim mcclain|
| anyone looking for an O-2 model can go to squadron.com or google any model shop online and look for the 1/48 scale Testors model kit. Arii also produced one in 1/72 scale but they are going to stop producing it. Get it before it's gone. Got my Testors kits for 12 bucks and Arii for 5.
Also, walt shiels' book about the cessna warbirds is on sale as it is going out of print. sells for 12 bucks at
Walt Shiel, Publisher, Slipdown Mountain Publications LLC
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View From the Publishing Trenches blog - http://WaltShiel.com
06/18/2009 @ 05:22 [ref: 24246]
| jim mcclain|
| I am interested in the advert about the O2 to a museum, etc. Whats the asking price and details?
I am working on converting cockpits to flt sims and tng aids for youth oriented orgs especially disabled kids and also for use by disabled vets interested in learning to fly. Anything donated is appreciated. We are gearing up at present but it is a project that can make a difference.
06/18/2009 @ 05:13 [ref: 24245]
| jim mcclain|
pensacola/ft myers, FL
| 1. I am right seat/crew chief for the owner of a couple O-2A's (for sale). I have pics for a book I am doing as well as for modelers.
2. Instead of seperate replies to inquiries on here, I will ask you to contact me if you are interested in buying one or have questions.
Jim McClain USAF Ret
06/18/2009 @ 05:09 [ref: 24244]
| Jack Gilbert|
Rio Rancho, NM
| There is an old Hawk kit in 1/48 scale that can be used to build either an O-2A or an O-2B, but it requires considerable work to add the A model observation windows in the fuselage. I believe that Aurora and Airfix also did C337 and O-2 kits, but I'm not sure. |
05/26/2009 @ 11:59 [ref: 24200]
| Gary Wellendorf|
| I am creating a display (plastic models) of what I call twin tail boom military aircaft and have not been able to find a kit of the Cessna O-2 or its civilan equivalent. Any HELP would be appreciated. |
05/07/2009 @ 06:04 [ref: 24151]
| Craig Clary|
| I am doing a research project on O-2A Skymaster aircraft, is there anybody out there that can tell me about the O-2A aircraft that went from being in the USAF inventory to the
U.S. Navy and U.S. Army inventories, I would like to know.
You can contact me at Mikelisa96@msn.com
04/14/2009 @ 05:44 [ref: 24094]
| K. R. ARNDT|
| I WAS STATIONED AT WHEELER FIELD HAWAII FROM 1973 TO 1975
22ND TASS WAS CREW CHIEF ON TAIL NUMBER 68-10968 I WOULD
LIKE TO HEAR FROM OTHERS STATIONED THERE AT SAME TIME IF YOU ARE OUT THERE OR IF THERE ARE ANY PICTURES OF SQUADRON PATCHES SPECIFICLY 22ND TASS AS A FLYING CREW CHIEF ON SAID AIRCRAFT I WAS IMPRESSED WITH IT'S AIR WORTHYNESS AND BEING FULLY AEROBATIC I SPENT MANY HOURS FLYING SECOND SEAT WITH MY ASSIGNED PILOT CAPT. ROBERT PAUL.
01/31/2009 @ 17:18 [ref: 23591]
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