CESSNA O-2A SUPER SKYMASTER


Two series were produced: the O-2A and the O-2B. The O-2A was equipped with wing pylons to carry rockets, flares, and other light ordnance.



In the FAC role, the O-2A was used for identifying and marking enemy targets with smoke rockets, coordinating air strikes and reporting target damage.

The O-2B was a psychological warfare aircraft equipped with loudspeakers and leaflet dispensers. It carried no ordnance.



This plane was used in Vietnam and has a combat record. The movie, “Bat-21,” is a good portrayal of how this plane was used in combat.


SPECIFICATIONS
Span: 38 ft.
Length: 29 ft. 2 in.
Height: 9 ft. 5 in.
Weight: 4,900 lbs. loaded
Armament: Four wing pylons can carry rockets, flares, 7.62 mini-gun pods, or other light ordnance
Engines: Two Continental 10-360s of 210 hp. each
Crew: Two
Cost: $ 92,000
Tail Number: 68-6871
Nicknames: Snoopy, Oscar Deuce, The Duck
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed: 199 mph
Cruising Speed: 144 mph
Range: 1,060 miles
Service Ceiling: 19,300 feet