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From the Bone Yard...(Old School COIN Planes Keep Coming Back)

Started by Hman, November 05, 2010, 01:16:30 AM

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GTX

All hail the God of Frustration!!!

Daryl J.

I wonder if that means the Evergreen Aviation Museum will lose theirs.   Dan Evans, a friend of mine and CRJ pilot for Horizon, flew it to Mac  and it remains very near flight worthy.   Dan said it would take only a few guys who knew the aircraft and two cases of beer to get her in the air again.    In Vietnam, according to him, the VC knew the big bombs were coming when the Mohawk showed up.     Needless to say, he's pretty passionate about his former mount.   He'd make a great speaker on the type. 

It was amazingly fast on the deck.   

PR19_Kit

The last time I was in Minneapolis, admittedly a long time ago now, there was a museum at Anoka Airfield, where Atlantique Aviation's Shackleton AEW2 was stabled for some time, that's dedicated solely to the OV-1. They had at least three airframes there at the time, and one looked as if it could have flown out within hours!
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AeroplaneDriver

Carolina's Aviation Museum in Charlotte has two Mohawks in flying condition...coincidentally I stopped by the museum's new facility today.  I've got some pics to upload next week, including a few of the OV-10.


http://www.carolinasaviation.org/grumman.htm
So I got that going for me...which is nice....

rickshaw

Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on November 06, 2010, 09:42:23 PM
Carolina's Aviation Museum in Charlotte has two Mohawks in flying condition...coincidentally I stopped by the museum's new facility today.  I've got some pics to upload next week, including a few of the OV-10.


http://www.carolinasaviation.org/grumman.htm

Interesting.  It has the SLAR on the Starboard side.  Most kits have it on the Port side.  Was it mountable on either side?
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Quote from: AeroplaneDriver on November 06, 2010, 09:42:23 PM
Carolina's Aviation Museum in Charlotte has two Mohawks in flying condition...coincidentally I stopped by the museum's new facility today.  I've got some pics to upload next week, including a few of the OV-10.


http://www.carolinasaviation.org/grumman.htm

From that site:

Quote(One OV-1 Mohawk was unable to land upon it's return to base. After the crew ejected, the ever-faithful Mohawk crashed itself into the scrap yard next to the base to avoid being of any further nuisance.)

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