Posts Tagged ‘OV-10 Bronco’

Still Kicking After 50 Years

North American Aviation/Rockwell’s OV-10 Bronco won a U.S. military competition for a Light Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft (LARA) which was announced in 1963. The LARA requirements included improvements over the current observation aircraft of the period, namely Cessna O-1 Bird Dog and O-2 Skymaster aircraft. The U.S. Air Force, Army and Navy were all involved in […]

MCAS El Toro 1992: Hey, I Remember That!

MCAS El Toro’s 1992 air show had quite a line up, with plenty of jet-engined performers. The 1991 Gulf War’s wind down allowed many combat veterans and their aircraft to be displayed at the show, but there were a few older warbirds that attracted quite an amount of interest too. The Marines’ AV-8B Harriers were […]

MCAS El Toro 1990: Hey, I Remember That!

Springtime in 1990; a large amount of military aviation history was about to be written about the Desert Shield and Desert Storm operations in the months ahead.  Many Marine aircraft were still in vintage (well, vintage nowadays) dark color schemes, in preparation for operations in Europe or the Pacific, not in a desert environment. Soon, airframes like the […]

NAS Wildwood Museum’s Vintage Home

Many aviation museums are housed in elegant buildings made from stone, steel  and glass.  Their architecture seeks to create a tribute or memorial to aviators, engineers, and manufacturers of the past.  In contrast, Rio Grande New Jersey’s NAS Wildwood Aviation Museum is housed in a vintage World War II aircraft hangar that was built with […]