Grumman OV-1D Mohawk

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk

About the Aircraft

Grumman OV-1D Mohawk

The Hickory Aviation Museum’s OV-1D Mohawk Serial 62-5874 is owned and on loan from Warbirds Restoration LLC. Thanks to Michael Deacon and Matthew Hefner.

The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is an armed military observation and attack aircraft that was designed for battlefield surveillance and light strike capabilities. It has a twin turboprop configuration, and carries two crew members in side-by-side seating. The Mohawk was intended to operate from short, unimproved runways in support of United States Army maneuver forces.

Manufacturer Grumman
First flight 14 April 1959
Primary users United States Army, Argentine Army Air
Introduced 1959
Retired United States Army 1996, Argentina Army Air 2015
Number Produced 380 (All Variants)
Grumman OV-1D Mohawk Ser 62-5874

General Characteristics


Crew: Two
Length: 41 ft (12.51 m)
Wingspan: 48 ft (14.63 m)
Height: 12 ft 8 in (3.86 m)
Wing area: 360 sq ft (33 m2)
Empty weight: 12,054 lbs (5,468 kg)
Loaded weight: 15,554 lbs (7,051 kg)
Max. takeoff weight: 18,109 lbs (8,214 kg)
Powerplant: 2 × Lycoming T53-L-701 turboprops, 1,400 shaft horsepower (1,000 kw)


Maximum speed: 305 mph (265 knots, 491 km/h) at sea level
Cruise speed: 207 mph (180 knots, 333 km/h)
Range: 944 mi (820 nmi, 1,519 km)
Service ceiling: 25,000 ft (7,600 m)
Rate of climb: 3,466 ft/min (17.61 m/s)
Armament: 2.75 FFAR (Folding Fin Aerial Rocket) pods, MK80 bombs, Zuni Rockets, MK40 Grenade Launcher, .50 Cal and 30 mm Gun Pods.