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Specifications (OV-1D)

*Data from Jane's Civil and Military Aircraft Upgrades 1994–95

General Characteristics
  • Crew: Two: pilot, observer
  • Length: 41 ft 0 in (12.50 m)
  • Wingspan: 48 ft 0 in (14.63 m)
  • Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
  • Wing area: 360 ft² (33.45 m²)
  • Empty weight: 12,054 lb (5,467 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 15,544 lb (7,051 kg) (Normal take-off weight, IR mission)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 18,109 lb (8,214 kg) (SLAR mission)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming T53-L-701 turboprops, 1,400 shp (1,044 kW) each
Performance
  • Never exceed speed: 450 mph (390 knots, 724 km/h)
  • Maximum speed: 305 mph (265 knots, 491 km/h) at 10,000 ft (3,050 m) (IR mission)
  • Cruise speed: 207 mph (180 knots, 334 km/h) (econ cruise)
  • Stall speed: 84 mph (73 knots, 135 km/h)
  • Range: 944 mi (820 nmi, 1,520 km) (SLAR mission)
  • Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,620 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,450 ft/min (17.5 m/s)
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Development History

The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was an armed military observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield surveillance and light strike capabilities. It was a twin turboprop configuration, and carried two crew members in side-by-side seating.

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The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly »

Operational History in Oregon

Mohawk #926 was assigned to the 641st MI BN at the Salem Army Aviation Support Facility (AASF) in Salem, OR in the ‘70s, ‘80s, & 90’s. As a “dual stick” aircraft, it was used for currency training of many of the OV-1 aviators assigned to the unit. The aircraft supported a number of missions that included border surveillance for the US Border Patrol, photo mapping for State & Federal Agencies, monitoring of Mt St Helens for the USGS before & after the eruption in 1980, and other missions in support of the US Military and the State of Oregon.

Oregon Geology - June 1980 »

#926 leads Oregon OV-1 formation past Mt Hood in the 70's

Mt St Helens 1980 Volcano Surveys for the USGS,

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Mohawks Sights & Sounds