Walkaround #117

North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco 

Reference photos by Phil Juvet

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Photos taken at the airshow at the Nevada County Airport in Calif. in summer of 2000. 

These photos were taken of the California Department of Forestry's North American OV-10 Bronco.  This is an ex-military plane and painted white with red & black trim.  This is a former  USMC bird with the ejection seats removed in order to carry more fuel.  This particular machine has the words "Grass Valley" painted below the pilots window. Grass Valley is the nearest town to the airport and apparently it is assigned to the airport  along with S-2's. The Bronco is used as a spotter aircraft and does not drop fire retardant. An extra fuel tank is installed in the fuselage for increased lotter time.

Phil Juvet

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Front view of the upper left main landing gear.

Full view of the left main landing gear.

 

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Another view of the left main landing gear..

View forward of the left main landing gear well.

View of the rear cockpit. This is a former  USMC bird with the ejection seats removed in order to carry more fuel.

View of the front cockpit.

 

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View of the front instrument panel.

View of the tail markings.

View of the CDF emblem on the nose.

General view of the front.  This particular machine has the words "Grass Valley" painted below the pilots window. Grass Valley is the nearest town to the airport 

 

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Photos and text by Phil Juvet