Grumman OV-1 Mohawk. Photo. Characteristics.
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 combined with a short wing, creating more lift to make the plane 0V-1 most agile barrage tool on the battlefield at low altitudes and long stroke shock absorbers the chassis allows to use it from unprepared runways. The first planes 0V-1A army entered service in February 1961 years, and at the beginning of the Vietnam War at the front were already 150 copies. Although originally designed as an unarmed aircraft, the first fighting over the jungles of Southeast Asia have shown the failure of the idea, and aircraft "Mohawk" was quickly modified to suspend rocket-propelled grenades, bombs, rocket 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.
Dimensions (to modify the V-1A):
- Length: 12,5 m
- Wingspan: 12,8 m
- Height: 3,86 m
- 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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