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Grumman OV-1D 'Mohawk'

Description
Notes: Upgraded OV-1C with SIDE-LOADING doors, SIDE-LOOKING airborne radar, and infrared sensors.
  Manufacturer:Grumman
  Base model:V-1
  Designation:OV-1
  Version:D
  Nickname:Mohawk
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1956-Present
  Basic role:V/STOL
  Modified Mission:Observation
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Specifications
  Length: 44' 11" 13.6 m
  Height:13' 0" 3.9 m
  Wingspan: 48' 14.6 m
  Wingarea: 360.0 sq ft 33.4 sq m
  Empty Weight: 11,757 lb 5,331 kg
  Gross Weight: 15,741 lb 7,138 kg
  Max Weight: 18,109 lb 8,212 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-701
  Horsepower (each): 1400

Performance
  Cruise Speed: 207 mph 333 km/h 180 kt
  Max Speed: 305 mph 491 km/h 265 kt
  Climb: 3,618 ft/min 1,102 m/min
  Ceiling: 25,000 ft 7,619 m

Known serial numbers
68-16997 / 68-17019

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Air Heritage Museum & Aircraft RestorationBeaver FallsPennsylvania
American Wings Air MuseumSt. PaulMinnesota
Valiant Air Command MuseumTitusvilleFlorida

OV-1D on display

Air Heritage Museum & Aircraft Restoration

Valiant Air Command Museum
   


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jim Bailey
 Carol Stream, IL
I served in AF FAC/ALO group assigned to 1st Cav Div at An Khe in 66-67. We had a few Mohawks doing mostly recon missions. It was always amazing to see how little runway they needed, especially on landing. Made our little O1E Birddogs look kind of antiquated. Great memories of a sad time in our country's history.
05/21/2011 @ 08:00 [ref: 38155]
 Larry Dean
 , VA
I've reflected a lot on 67-68 in Viet Nam recently while writing down stuff for my son. One funny memory: I can remember any number of dark nights crouched in a wet fox hole on guard duty about twenty feet outside a PSP runway when one of these super quiet devils would glide in to land on the steel planks directly behind me with a huge clank, reverse its engines, and scare me out of my wits. I was always embarrassed at how I jumped, and I thought the pilot must have gotten a real kick out of it. But I'm sure he had more to deal with than watching me.
11/26/2010 @ 09:10 [ref: 33370]
 Jerry Hopp
 Snohomish, WA
Served 1966-69. Vietnam 67-68 Tet. Spec 5 radar repair. Came to this website to get a couple of pictures for my Face Book page today 11/11/2010 for Veterans day. Yes, what an aircraft. Now racing hydroplanes.
11/11/2010 @ 11:06 [ref: 33277]
 JoeDykes
 Salisbury, MD
Working on these planes was the greatest aviation job I have ever had. I miss it every single day. I was blessed to have worked with some of the best people in the industry. I would love to work with them again. I salute every one who ever bent a wrench on a mohawk or ever climbed in to the cockpit and flew them. Thanks for all you have done
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09/25/2010 @ 13:12 [ref: 30372]
 JoeDykes
 Salisbury, MD
Working on these planes was the greatest aviation job I have ever had. I miss it every single day. I was blessed to have worked with some of the best people in the industry. I would love to work with them again. I salute every one who ever bent a wrench on a mohawk or ever climbed in to the cockpit and flew them. Thanks for all you have done
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J Dykes 88-94
09/25/2010 @ 13:06 [ref: 30371]
 Danny Englebert
 Mobile, AL
3RD MI was the best active duty asignment I had in active duty. I've now got 24 years in the Army - Army Reserve and Medical now is going to make me RETIRE.


06/18/2010 @ 11:15 [ref: 26605]
 David Luff
 , FL
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03/08/2010 @ 16:02 [ref: 25849]
 David Luff
 , FL
I was an image interpreter (96D) at A Co 15MI BN (Ft Hood) 1981 - 1984, and A Co 3rd MI BN (Camp Humphrey ROK) 1984 - 1985. Great time in ROK.....
03/08/2010 @ 15:39 [ref: 25848]
 James Mathis
 Round Rock, TX
I flew with the OV1D in Germany from 1972-1975 at the 73MI company in Hanau. We lost three of our aircraft while I was there and four very good friends of mine. I was an E-6 and maint supervisor of the SLAR and other electronic repair. I flew to check out the systems for operations after repair. I enjoyed my time with the Mohawk and I still have nightmares of my lost friends. I hope all of you are doing fine and the best to each of you.
James Mathis
05/03/2009 @ 13:23 [ref: 24143]
 Robert Fretenborough
 Columbia, SC
The OV-1D will remain one of the coolest looking birds the US Army has flown. I was a 33V and seen these planes fly in Germany and at Ft. Hood. I had to help close down Alpha Company, 15th MI. It was a sad time for me. There was not anything that we could not catch on film.
03/25/2009 @ 10:47 [ref: 24016]

 
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