ICM’s Leatherneck Bronco: 1/48 OV-10D+ FULL BUILD

 

While many military aircraft are sleek fast jets, specialist roles often demand the use of more workmanlike designs, and this is the case with North American’s OV-10 Bronco.

Developed specifically for the counter-insurgency role, its twin-engined, twin-boom design offers excellent visibility for the crew with a relatively long time on station (boosted by external drop tanks where necessary) and a varied weapons fit. The original OV-10A was employed by the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps in Vietnam and was exported worldwide, but the later, more advanced OV-10D was mainly used by the US Marine Corps, with a small number also operated by the Colombian Air Force. The D-variant is distinguishable by its lengthened nose to house a forward-looking infrared (FLIR) turret, more powerful engines and the fitting of chaff/flare dispensers in the tail booms – other upgrades addressed cockpit displays and avionics.


MODEL SPEC

OV-10D+ Bronco

By: ICM

Stock Code: 48301

Scale: 1/48

Price: £39.80

Available from: Hannants

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