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Cessna OE-1 (O-1B) 'Bird Dog'

Description
  Manufacturer:Cessna


  Base model:OE
  Designation:OE
  Version:-1
  Nickname:Bird Dog
  Equivalent to: O-1B O1BO-1B L-19A L19AL-19A
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1922-1962
  Basic role:Observation
  Crew:Pilot & Observer
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Specifications
  Length: 25' 9" 7.8 m
  Height:9' 2" 2.7 m
  Wingspan: 36' 10.9 m
  Gross Weight: 2,399 lb 1,088 kg
  Max Weight: 2,430 lb 1,102 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Continental O-470
  Horsepower (each): 213

Performance
  Range: 530 miles 853 km
  Cruise Speed: 115 mph 185 km/h 100 kt
  Max Speed: 150 mph 241 km/h 130 kt
  Ceiling: 20,300 ft 6,187 m

Known serial numbers
27-243 / 27-287


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Bill Brockman Jr
 Pensacola, FL
trying to get in touch with Mike Hofstetter in MO My Dad flew the OE-1 Bird dog in Korea during the summer of 1952. The number on his planes were 133813 and 133814
11/20/2013 @ 17:28 [ref: 68175]
 George Parton
 Litchfield Park, AZ
Ref: 9648, Ref: 7731
Bob, the OE-1s you flew from Okinawa were probably the ones we flew while serving with VMO-2, in 1957&58. The driveway to the motor pool at Sukiran Army base was our runway. We also flew HOK-1 synchropters with a horrible availability rate. Great plane, poor support. Geparton@aol.com
11/20/2011 @ 07:54 [ref: 50366]
 George Parton
 Litchfield Park, AZ
Ref: 9648, Ref: 7731
Bob, the OE-1s you flew from Okinawa were probably the ones we flew while serving with VMO-2, in 1957&58. The driveway to the motor pool at Sukiran Army base was our runway. We also flew HOK-1 synchropters with a horrible availability rate. Great plane, poor support. Geparton@aol.com
11/20/2011 @ 07:54 [ref: 50365]
 michael burroughs
 cambridge, england, BC
i am currently researching the late capt charles marino , who was killed with his observer wilson.e.frease , brought down by aa fire while flying a cessna oe-1 with 1st maw ,1st marines div. on 18th july 1953. any one with further information especially relating to prior military service,would be of great asistance, many thanks regards mike

09/14/2006 @ 07:03 [ref: 14164]
 Mike Hofstetter
 ST. JAMES, MO
I am looking for any information on Marine Corps Birddogs
06/01/2005 @ 23:25 [ref: 10370]
 Bob Lassiter
 Island of Bonaire, NC
I flew this girl in USMC in Japan 1961. Had to fly it with 4 others to Japan from Okinawa. Almost did not make it because we had a weather front come in. The chase plane was a DC-3. One of my fellow pilots ran out of fuel on the runway as we landed. It was close but we made it.
Bob Lassiter
USMC 077175.
03/08/2005 @ 01:04 [ref: 9648]
 Mike Hofstetter
 , MO
I am looking for any information on OE1 133812. This girl was in the Marines from 52 untill at lease 64. She spent time with VMO2 and VMO6. It spent time in Korea and many bases on the East Coast. I am currently restoring this bird and would like any info about her time in the Marines. Mike Hofstetter
07/01/2004 @ 17:24 [ref: 7731]

 
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