O-2 Super Skymaster Historical

O-2 Super Skymaster Historical (HM1VSM)

Location: Hurlburt Field, FL 32544 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 24.923', W 86° 42.046'

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The O-2A Super Skymaster was a push-pull twin-engine, three-seat, militarized version of the Cessna 337A Skymaster. Affectionately known as the "Oscar Duck." This rugged aircraft was flown throughout Southeast Asia in a variety of Forward Air Control (FAC) roles, including directing air strikes and reconnaissance over the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Its four underwing hard points were capable of carrying a variety of rocket launchers and flares. The O-2As standard load of 14 white phosphorus-marking rockets, combined with its increased time over station and upgraded communications suite enhanced its ability to operate in the adverse weather of Southeast Asia. The O-2B was modified for psychological warfare operations by adding loud speaker systems and leaflet dispensers. A total of 510 O-2As and O-2Bs were delivered to the Air Force by December 1970. All O-2 FAC training was done at Hurlburt Field until December 1975. This aircraft was dedicated into the airpark in October 1982.
Year Placed1982
Placed ByThe Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council
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Date Added Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 9:04pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 528739 N 3364852
Decimal Degrees30.41538333, -86.70076667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.923', W 86° 42.046'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 55.38" N, 86° 42' 2.76" W
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Area Code(s)850
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 315 Independence Rd, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, US
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