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Then and Now

OV-10 Bronco BuNo 155483 in 1975 and 1992

I had always wanted to build a set of models representing a single airframe from different times in its life. I always figured I would do this with an F-4, but when I started these OV-10 projects, it became obvious that I should do it with the OV-10s. To that end, I built a single OV-10 airframe (BuNo 155483) as it appeared at two different times in its life.

  • The first model depicts the aircraft as it was delivered to the US Marines, an OV-10A. It was delivered in the early 1970’s to the US Marine Light Observation Squadron VMO-2. The model reflects the markings the aircraft wore in 1975.
  • The second model depicts the aircraft as it was retired from the US Marines, an updated OV-10D+. It was retired in the early 1990’s after serving with VMO-2 for its entire career. The model reflects the markings the aircraft wore in 1992.

See the page links below to get to the individual pages describing each of the two OV-10 aircraft.

OV-10AOV-10D+

Hawk / Italeri / Testors

OV-10A Bronco

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Hawk: 567, Italeri: 807, Testors: 506