Grumman AO-1C (OV-1C) 'Mohawk'

  Base model:AO-1
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1956-1962
  Basic role:Airplane, Observation
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  Length: 41' 1" 12.5 m
  Height:12' 8" 3.8 m
  Wingspan: 42' 12.8 m
  Wingarea: 330.0 sq ft 30.6 sq m
  Empty Weight: 10,011 lb 4,540 kg
  Gross Weight: 12,682 lb 5,751 kg
  Max Weight: 15,302 lb 6,939 kg

  No. of Engines: 2
  Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-15
  Horsepower (each): 1150

  Cruise Speed: 230 mph 370 km/h 200 kt
  Max Speed: 295 mph 475 km/h 256 kt
  Climb: 2,270 ft/min 691 m/min
  Ceiling: 27,450 ft 8,366 m

Known serial numbers
66-18881 / 66-18896, 67-18897, 67-18900 / 67-18901, 67-18903 / 67-18904, 67-18906 / 67-18932, 68-15930 / 68-15965 , 68-16990 / 68-16996 , 69-16997 / 69-17026 , 603747

Examples of this type may be found at
Florida Military Aviation MuseumClearwaterFlorida
National Warplane MuseumGeneseoNew York
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona

OV-1C on display

National Warplane Museum

Pima Air & Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Al Griffin
 Mechanicsville, MD
Mostly correct statement. The Army bought and owned all of them but the US Navy has "operated" several of them over the years, while "on loan" from the Army at their Test Pilot School (TPS) at Patuxent River, MD. That same school trains Army test pilots, so they were the Army's "donation to the cause". You still a civilian owned one show up every now and then at TPS for the students to fly in. Over the years TPS had at least one fatal accident in them and I vaguely recall thay may have had another accident prior to one that I recall in them.

A friend of mine also talks about having flown in them doing research work out of Fort Meade, MD. I don't recall if that was while he was still on active duty with the Air Force or after he had retired from the Air Force as a civilian.
03/12/2005 @ 20:07 [ref: 9691]
 Dwayne Stangle
 Shelbyville, IN
The last comment is correct , this was never an Air Force aircraft . I spent 6 years in the Army working on them at various duty stations .
12/08/2004 @ 16:56 [ref: 8817]
 John Devich
 Fountain Valley,, CA

The OV-1 (A thru D) was never used by the US Air Force. It was alwlays an Army aircraft.


John Devich
04/09/2001 @ 13:42 [ref: 2040]


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