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Grumman OV-1 Mohawk

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The Aircraft

In the mid 1950s both the U.S. Army and Marine Corps required a battlefield surveillance aircraft able to operate from rough fields on a STOL basis.  Initially designated the YAO-1 and changed to the YOV-1, the prototype first flew on 14 April 1959.

The first turbo-prop aircraft to enter service with the U.S. Army, the Mohawk is slow but highly maneuverable with a well armored cockpit.  The OV-1 saw service in Vietnam.  The Mohawk was retired in 1996 with 375 having been built.
Specifications (OV-1D)





Type: Observation
Engine: two 1,400 hp (1044 kW) Avco Lycoming T53-L-701 turboprops
G-134: Grumman model number
OV-1: U.S. Army observation version

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