Cessna O-1A Bird Dog

Date:
1950
Publisher/Studio:
Wichita, KS: Cessna Aircraft Company, Inc.

In the Korean War the Bird Dog, affectionately called "the jeep with wings," was used for a variety of missions including artillery spotting, laying communication wire, evacuating wounded and dropping supplies and flares. Then designated the L-19, it was frequently used as an observation platform for field commanders. In September 1962, the Bird Dog was re-designated as the O-1A-the first all metal, high-wing, single-engine aircraft to see service in U.S. Army aviation. During the War in Southeast Asia, the U.S.

Description (physical):

H: 2.28m, W: 10.9m, L: 7.6m, Wt: 1400lbs., Top speed: 208km/hr.

Location:
Independence Ave at 6th Street, SW Washington,District of Columbia 20560
Identifier:
19780403000a
Institution:
Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum
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