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.
|First flight||14 April 1959|
|Primary users||United States Army, Argentine Army Air|
|Retired||United States Army 1996, Argentina Army Air 2015|
|Number Produced||380 (All Variants)|
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.