OBA/FACM Helped With Research

By Mike Whaley

The latest issue of Smithsonian Air & Space magazine (March 2010) contains an excellent article about the OV-10, entitled Legends of Vietnam: Bronco’s Tale, written by William E. Burrows. The OBA provided much of the background info for the article, with much of the information, photos, and anecdotes provided by active members of the OV-10 Bronco Association and/or FAC Association (including Dennis Darnell, Darrel Whitcomb, KP Rice, Chuck Burin, Jim Hodgson, Brad Wright, Gordy Evans, and Jack Thompson). The article discusses the history of the OV-10, some of the missions and incidents it was involved in, and recent efforts to revive the design with modernized systems. The article also mentions Jami Clayman’s film One Tough Ride: The Story Of The OV-10 Bronco and the website has an excerpt from the film posted. This is a very interesting article and you should go out and buy it right now! 🙂
A&S is one of the most interesting aviation mags out there and we heartily endorse getting a subscription, but you don’t have to be a subscriber to read the article as it’s posted online as well: