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.
|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|
|Nicknames:||Snoopy, Oscar Deuce, The Duck|
|Maximum Speed:||199 mph|
|Cruising Speed:||144 mph|
|Service Ceiling:||19,300 feet|