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Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. Photo. Characteristics.
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Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. Photo. Characteristics.

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. Photo. Characteristics.

USA

A type: Twin-engine turboprop aircraft electronic and tactical intelligence

Crew: Two people side by side

In fact, it is an experienced aircraft design 0V-1 «Mohawk» (Mohawk - Indian-mohouk) of Grumman was built to meet the needs of the US Army felt in a special machine to monitor the battlefield. Have a short takeoff and landing, crew armor protection and reduction of systems to ensure their efficiency even in the case of destruction by fire of small caliber weapons, "Mohawk" soon proved that he is the ideal aircraft for this purpose.

Two turboprop Engines were combined with a short wing, creating a large lift to make the 0V-1 the most maneuverable obstacle on the battlefield at low altitudes, and a large stroke of the chassis shock absorbers allows it to be used from unprepared runways. The first 0V-1A aircraft entered service of the army in February of 1961, and by the time the Vietnamese war began at the front, they had already had 150 copies. Although the aircraft was originally designed as unarmed, the first military operations over the jungles of Southeast Asia showed the failure of this idea, and the Mohok planes were quickly modified to suspend rocket launchers, bombs, missile launchers and containers with machine guns.

Recent 0V-1 1970 were issued in the year, putting an end after 375-production of the aircraft. The role of passive electronic reconnaissance led to the fact that the revision D has become an important weapon in the arsenal of the "cold war", especially in Europe, where the aircraft has been modified to set the infrared line scanner, and side-looking radar. Surviving aircraft 0V-1D / RV-1 were retired in 1996 year when they developed the resource, even though the group freed aircraft was delivered to Argentina. And before that, a little more old aircraft 0V-1A / B appeared in private hands in the United States.

Basic data

Dimensions (to modify the V-1A):

  • Length: 12,5 m
  • Wingspan: 12,8 m
  • Height: 3,86 m

The weight:

  • BLANK: 4507 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 6818 kg

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 500 km / h
  • Range: 2270 km

Power point: two turboprop engines T53-701 company "Lycoming"

Power: 2800 l. from. (2087,96 kW)

Date of first flight:

  • April 14 1959 years

The surviving airworthy modifications: 0V-1A / B / C / D and J0V-1A

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