NORTH AMERICAN (ROCKWELL) OV-10 BRONCO

BRONCO SERVICE

Manufacturer: North American Aviation Inc., El Segundo, California, USA
(In 1967, became North American Rockwell Corp., El Segundo, California, USA)
Models: NA-300, NA-305, NA-321, NA-338, NA-342, NA-354,
NA-360, NA-397
Designation: V-10 (OV-10)
Name: Bronco
First official flight: (YOV-10A) 16/07/1965
Factory production period: 1964 - 1976
Primary service period: 1968 - 1993
Last official flight: (OV-10D) 1995

BRONCO VARIANTS

1965 NA-300 YOV-10A 7 Total: 007
         
1967 NA-305/-321 OV-10A 271 Total: 271
         
1969 NA-338 OV-10B 18  
1971 NA-342/-360 OV-10C 32  
1973 NA-354 OV-10E 16  
1975 NA-397 OV-10F 16 Total: 082

Grand Total: 360

BRONCO PRODUCTION

YOV-10A
Prototype twin-engined, twin boom,
battlefield observation aircraft for USMC.
Produced 1964 - 1966

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.152879 / 152885 300-1 / 7 7 Total: 007

OV-10A
As YOV-10A, larger wing, engine upgrade.
Delivered to USMC and USAF.
Produced 1966 - 1969

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

Deliveries to USMC:
BuNo.155390 / 155503
- 18 to US Navy.
- 2 later to USAF as 87-0405, 87-0406.
305-1 / 114 114  
Deliveries to USAF:
66-13552 / 66-13562 321-1 / 11    
67-14604 / 67-14701 321-12 / 109    
68-3784 / 68-3831 321-110 / 157 157 Total: 271

OV-10B
As OV-10A, target towing version for
West Germany, no armament. Designated
as OV-10B(Z) when fitted with J85-GE jet-pod.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.158292 / 158309
Delivered as:
(West Germany) D-9545 / D-9562
338-1 / 18 18 Total: 018

OV-10C
As OV-10A, version for Thailand.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.158396 / 158411
Delivered as:
(Thailand) 41101 / 41116
342-1 / 16    
BuNo.159134 / 159149
Delivered as:
(Thailand) 41117 / 41132
360-1 / 16 32 Total: 032

OV-10E
As OV-10A, version for Venezuela.
Produced

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.159057 / 159072
Delivered as:
(Venezuela) mixed 0076 to 8578
354-1 / 16 16 Total: 016

OV-10F
As OV-10A, version for Indonesia.
Produced 1975 - 1976

North American Columbus, Ohio (NH)

BuNo.160216 / 160227 397-1 / 12    
BuNo.160295 / 160298 397-13 / 16 16 Total: 016
All delivered as:
(Indonesia) TT-1001 / TT-1016

 

Grand Total: 360

BRONCO CONVERSIONS

USMC

YOV-10D 2 OV-10A(155395, 155396), 1970, prototypes with night observation /
gunship system (NOGS), engine upgrade, under fuselage gun.
OV-10D 18 OV-10A, 1972, conversions to YOV-10D standard.
OV-10D+ 56 42 OV-10A / 14 OV-10D, 1988-1995, life-extension program, various
systems upgrades.

USAF

GOV-10A 3 OV-10A, ground instructional conversions.
OV-10G 24 OV-10A, unofficial designation for cancelled sales to South Korea.
OV-10M 14 OV-10A, unofficial designation for Marsh Aviation, Arizona upgrades
for The Philippines military, 4-bladed props.

FOREIGN MILITARY / CIVILIAN SERVICE
 - Broncos in military service with Colombia, Indonesia, Lebanon, Morocco,
   The Philippines, Thailand, Venezuela and West Germany.
 - Several Broncos sold to NASA.
 - Many Broncos sold on the civil market as observation aircraft in fire-fighting
   and police spotting roles etc.

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