O-2 Skymaster Historical

O-2 Skymaster Historical (HM1XRZ)

Location: Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542 Okaloosa County
Country: United States of America

N 30° 27.952', W 86° 33.652'

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The twin engine O-2 aircraft was designed and built by the Cessna Aircraft Corp. The prototype was first flown in February 1961 and production began in 1962. Cessna built 1,722 of these aircraft for both military and civilian use.
The O-2A was equipped for Forward Air Controller missions such as Visual Reconnaissance, Target Identification, Ground - Air Coordination and Damage Assessment. The moderate performance and light ordnance carried occasionally made these missions quite dangerous.
The O-2B was similar to the O-2A but were equipped for Psychological Warfare, the O-2B had the capacity to disperse paper leaflets in flight and carried Air-to-Ground Broadcast gear consisting of loudspeakers mounted under the wings. The O-2B was used extensively during the Vietnam War.
This O-2A S/N 68-6864 is painted with the black paint scheme used to fly night missions over sites on the Ho Chi Minh Trail in Viet Nam. It was assigned to various units during the war in Southeast Asia from Jan 1968 to Mar 1972.
Manufacturer     Cessna Aircraft
Thrust     Two Continental 10-360 Reciprocating engines rated at 210 hp each
Length     29 ft 9 in
Height     9 ft 4 in
Wingspan     38 ft 2 in
Weight     2,848 lbs Empty / 5,400 lbs Max
Speed (mph)
    199 mph Max / 144 mph Cruise
Range     1060 Miles
Ceiling     19,300 ft
Armament     Four wing pylons for rocket launchers, flares, or Mini-gun packs
This aircraft is on loan from the National Museum of the United States Air Force
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Date Added Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 at 5:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 542154 N 3370490
Decimal Degrees30.46586667, -86.56086667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 27.952', W 86° 33.652'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 27' 57.12" N, 86° 33' 39.12" W
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Area Code(s)850
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Museum Dr, Eglin Air Force Base FL 32542, US
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