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jevanb 02-17-2014 11:08 AM

can anybody name this plane??
 
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Digging thru old photos and I found this. Man was I young, 22 years old. anybody know what model this is? probably the vietnam guys might of seen it around.. and the Desert Storm fellas

Weezer 02-17-2014 11:15 AM

Expect Mr. B47 to show up pretty darn quick with the correct answer! :)

youroo 02-17-2014 11:17 AM

Was it a Osprey? Youroo!!

jevanb 02-17-2014 11:19 AM

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Was it a Osprey? Youroo!!

no..... that is about 30 years late

ourflat 02-17-2014 11:21 AM

Plane was used for FAC and observations...Paved the way for the heavies to come in!

jevanb 02-17-2014 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by ourflat (Post 544128)
Plane was used for FAC and observations...Paved the way for the heavies to come in!

Hallelujah!!!!!

B47 02-17-2014 11:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Weezer (Post 544124)
Expect Mr. B47 to show up pretty darn quick with the correct answer! :)

I have seen this type before,but Sorry I dont know. My guess is it is/was an FAC type and it isnt an Osprey.

Hutch333id 02-17-2014 11:37 AM

can anybody name this plane??
 
How about an OV-1 Mowhawk. The D variant

ourflat 02-17-2014 11:39 AM

Yep...yep.. Grumman OV-1 Mohawk

youroo 02-17-2014 11:39 AM

Nope,it is a (Twin Otter). Youroo!!

B47 02-17-2014 11:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Hutch333id (Post 544138)
How about an OV-1 Mowhawk

That sounds familar. The "O' being observation in Army talk. Now that I think about it, I believe that is an Army plane.

litgrep 02-17-2014 11:40 AM

That's my reply Hutch. Grumman OV-1 Mohawk

jevanb 02-17-2014 11:43 AM

mostly used for battle field surveillance, photography, Electronic interception/intelligence, and just having fun avoiding the clouds.. fully aerobatic..

ourflat 02-17-2014 11:44 AM

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One of my favorite planes during my AF career! Can you name this one?

Hutch333id 02-17-2014 11:45 AM

When I looked at the OPs original photo I noticed the external pod under the starboard side of the fuselage so I think it is the D variant of the OV-1

jevanb 02-17-2014 11:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Hutch333id (Post 544151)
When I looked at the OPs original photo I noticed the external pod under the starboard side of the fuselage so I think it is the D variant of the OV-1

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Originally Posted by Hutch333id (Post 544138)
How about an OV-1 Mowhawk. The D variant

good job hutch... we also operated the RV version that antenna is a SLAR the RV`s had ELINT pods on the wings

Hutch333id 02-17-2014 11:49 AM

can anybody name this plane??
 
I'm going for a B52 and it looks earily like the one I saw years ago at a museum in the Florida panhandle near Destin

ourflat 02-17-2014 11:52 AM

You're correct! It sits over at the AF Armament Museum next to Eglin AFB! One hell of an aircraft. I was stationed in Guam with them.

Hutch333id 02-17-2014 11:55 AM

That's the place. I went there while on vacation in the late 90's. Not bad for a Limey .....eh! Lol

Hutch333id 02-17-2014 11:59 AM

can anybody name this plane??
 
I watched them fly into USAF bases in the late 80's while policing the demonstrations by 'the great unwashed' protesting about the nukes being brought in. Happy days.....not. Cold, wet and dozens of unwashed, tree huggers who didn't want to live within the system but wanted the benefit handouts provided by the system.

Frank-VA 02-17-2014 12:09 PM

The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is an armed military observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield surveillance and light strike capabilities. It is of twin turboprop configuration, and carried two crew members with side by side seating. The Mohawk was intended to operate from short, unimproved runways in support of United States Army maneuver forces.

B47 02-17-2014 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by ourflat (Post 544150)
One of my favorite planes during my AF career! Can you name this one?

I know this one - B52D. This particular bomber was once stationed at Carswell AFB here in Fort Worth with the 7th Bomb Wing. It participated in the bombing campaigns over Vietnam.

I think (not sure without researching) that it is now a "Gate Guard" (meaning on static display) at either Anderson AFB,Guam or the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.

The "D" did most of the bombing in Vietnam after it was modified under the "Big Belly" program to increase its bomb load.

The B52F and B52G were also used in Vietnam,but not much as the "D" was.

Some interesting trivia - the B52A,B,C,D,E,and F were often called "Tall Tails" due to their vertical tail being taller than the vertical tail that were introduced with the B52G and H models.

Also on the "Tall Tails" the gunners station was in the rear of the fuselage. The gunner in the G and H model was stationed up front with the rest of the flight crew.

I think their are about 76 H models still flying at Barksdale AFB and Minot AFB.

Frank-VA 02-17-2014 12:19 PM

Back in 1969 they were testing a Mohawk here in Franklin for landing gears. They were using a section off the paved runway for hard landing test. On a landing the front landing gear collapsed and the Mohawk flipped. No one was hurt. I saw it happen.

jevanb 02-17-2014 12:23 PM

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here is some crappy pictures, back in the day the disk camera was the thing.
our flight line in wiesbaden germany we had 9 OV/RV`s and 8 RC12`s or king air 200 with Guardrail and Quicklook..we flew the border between east and west germany everyday, every hour, somebody was sitting up their, 365/24
we were hell on the ground crews..

the other is what happens when you hit a bunch of birds on takeoff.. thank god for Martin Baker

jevanb 02-17-2014 12:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Frank-VA (Post 544176)
Back in 1969 they were testing a Mohawk here in Franklin for landing gears.

I used to fly in to that airport to grab a bite to eat at the hotel cant remember the name, they had great prime rib. I used to work over at the airport off 58 called hampton roads and lived over in suffolk after the military

Weezer 02-17-2014 12:51 PM

Ahhh enjoying our flyboys talk! thank you, all of you, including the support crews of these planes, for your service.

:iwo:


(this forum needs a salute gif!)

this one would work: http://www.myemoticons.com/emoticons...e-flag-011517/

B47 02-17-2014 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Weezer (Post 544197)
Ahhh enjoying our flyboys talk! thank you, all of you, including the support crews of these planes, for your service.

:iwo:


(this forum needs a salute gif!)

Very good point - too often the ground crews and other support personnel are forgotten when the flyboys churn up the air.

Are you close to Barksdale? If so do you see the 52's fly in and out?

One thing you won't see with the "H" model is the heavy thick exhaust smoke from them that used to come with the earlier models on takeoff. That's due to the "H" model has fan ducted engines (eight of them) that provide more thrust that the engines used on the earlier models that used a water/alcohol mix for added thrust on takeoff.

dwaynerz 02-17-2014 01:10 PM

One of my favorite planes during my AF career! Can you name this one?

everybody knows thats a buff.

jevanb 02-17-2014 01:12 PM

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frank if you hung around enough you might of saw me, loved this old bird, 1955 C170B did the interior, engine, windows in my garage, put about 400hrs in her before I had to sell it (kids), out of the 3 we owned it is my favorite, the 1965 musketeer and the 1947 V35A was a close second.. Also miss the dog (Dutch)

jevanb 02-17-2014 01:44 PM

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Very good point - too often the ground crews and other support personnel are forgotten when the flyboys churn up the air.

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to the admin any way military personnel could get a ribbon below their names something like this...

Malabarbob 02-17-2014 01:54 PM

I worked for Grumman as a Flight Test Engineer. Hutch 333id is absolutely correct. It's an OV-1 Mohawk

jevanb 02-17-2014 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Malabarbob (Post 544234)
I worked for Grumman as a Flight Test Engineer. Hutch 333id is absolutely correct. It's an OV-1 Mohawk

I used to feel sorry for FTE`s we gave them a crap load of work and always road their butts during my stint on the FA/18EF flight test program for McDonald douglas / Boeing

B47 02-17-2014 01:59 PM

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Originally Posted by jevanb (Post 544229)
to the admin any way military personnel could get a ribbon below their names something like this...

What ribbon is that?

Mac 57 02-17-2014 02:06 PM

That's a National Defense ribbon

B47 02-17-2014 02:09 PM

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Originally Posted by jevanb (Post 544215)
frank if you hung around enough you might of saw me, loved this old bird, 1955 C170B did the interior, engine, windows in my garage, put about 400hrs in her before I had to sell it (kids), out of the 3 we owned it is my favorite, the 1965 musketeer and the 1947 V35A was a close second.. Also miss the dog (Dutch)

That "N" number is now assigned to a 1968 Cessna 177, CN 17700889 registered to a Nemo,SD corp.

jevanb 02-17-2014 02:12 PM

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Originally Posted by B47 (Post 544238)
What ribbon is that?

National Defense Service Medal

jevanb 02-17-2014 02:13 PM

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Originally Posted by B47 (Post 544241)
That "N" number is now assigned to a 1968 Cessna 177, CN 17700889 registered to a Nemo,SD corp.

did you put in in correct because it is not a 177, N2944D I think the guy lives in lusby MD

jevanb 02-17-2014 02:15 PM

or lexington park MD

B47 02-17-2014 02:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jevanb (Post 544243)
did you put in in correct because it is not a 177, N2944D I think the guy lives in lusby MD

You're right - I thought it was N29440.

Blackrock 02-17-2014 02:37 PM

Vietnam ere FAC workhorse OV-1 Grumman. Note the bulged out side windows for straight down observation.
Grumman OV-1 Mohawk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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