Aircraft Photo of 51-11917 / 0-11917 | Cessna O-1G Bird Dog (305D) | USA - Air Force | #57766
Registration / Serial:51-11917
Alternate Serial:0-11917
Aircraft Original Type:Cessna O-1 Bird Dog
Aircraft Generic Type:Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (305/321/L-19/OE)
Aircraft Version:Cessna O-1G Bird Dog (305D)
C/n (msn):22231
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Dayton - Wright-Patterson AFB / Wright AFBMap
Region / Country:Ohio, United States
Airport Codes:ICAO: KDWF   IATA: -   Local: DWF   Other: -
Collection:National Museum of the United States Air Force
Photo Date:18 August 2013
Photo by:Alastair T. Gardiner
Photo ID: 57766
Photo Comment

The O-1 was developed from the commercial Cessna Model 170 (originally designated L-19s) and were used by the USAF, Army and Marine Corps for such tasks as artillery spotting, front-line comms, medivac and pilot training. In SE Asia they were also deployed on FAC duties but they were slow, lacking range and proved vunerable to ground fire. This led eventually to their replacement with O-2 Skymaster and OV-10 Bronco. This Bird Dog came to the National Museum of the USAF for display in 1971.

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