The OV-10A Bronco was designed as a light multipurpose attack aircraft. Its missions were to strike at ground targets, provide close air support to its troops and reconnaissance.
It could also serve as a forward observation and guidance aircraft. The plane was actively used in Vietnam by the U.S. Navy, Air Force and Marines. The OV-10A Bronco’s main mission was to provide cover for U.S. Army, Marine Corps and Special Forces units, and patrol the areas where Vietnamese forces were operating. Often these aircraft performed missions formerly assigned to helicopters. While less maneuverable than helicopters, these attack aircraft had a larger payload and were less vulnerable to small arms fire.
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The best 1/48 OV-10A kit made as of today …
Looking forward to building it.
it looks its a going good kit to build i had stroke a couple of years now it takes awhile to get them done thank for the order.
We finally have a decent kit of this amazing airplane in 1/48 scale. ICM really did a great job with this kit. I have not yet been able to build it, but the surface finish is very good with recessed panel lines as well as recessed and raised rivet detail where necessary. It also has a good selection of external armament and the decals look nice and thin with good color saturation and all in perfect register. ICM unfortunately did miss out on putting the vortex generators on the horizontal stabilizer but that is a minor point for me. Moldings are all sharp and clean with zero flash anywhere and even the mold lines around the kit are fairly small and should clean up very easily. As soon as I can clean off my work table, this little gem is going to be the first thing that I jump on. Thank you ICM for finally giving us a decent kit of this great little plane.
I was interested in this kit for a while, but, couldn’t find it anywhere in the states. I placed it on my wish list and asked to be notified when it was stocked. Less than two weeks later I received an e-mail and I ordered it as soon as I got home, on the 19th of January and received it three days later! I’m impressed and will continue to do business with Squadron. Continue the great work guys.