O-1E Bird Dog Historical

O-1E Bird Dog Historical (HM1VS5)

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

N 30° 24.931', W 86° 42.039'

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The O-1 was a two-seat observation aircraft built by Cessna, first delivered to the Air Force in 1957. These planes were used extensively in Southeast Asia as Forward Air Control (FAC) aircraft. Underwing pylons held smoke rockets, which were used to identify enemy positions for incoming fighter aircraft. This tactic was extremely effective against the Vietcong and North Vietnamese until they acquired shoulder fired missiles. O-1s were assigned to Hurlburt Field from 1963 to 1971, when they were phased out in favor of the O-2 and OV-10. This O-1E was installed in the Air Park on 20 October 1973.
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HM NumberHM1VS5
Year Placed1973
Placed ByThe Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, November 19th, 2016 at 5:01pm PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16R E 528750 N 3364867
Decimal Degrees30.41551667, -86.70065000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 24.931', W 86° 42.039'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 24' 55.86" N, 86° 42' 2.34" 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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