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Operation Combat Bronco by rOEN911 Operation Combat Bronco by rOEN911
The USAF acquired the Bronco primarily as a FAC aircraft. The first combat USAF OV-10As arrived in Vietnam on 31 July 1968 as part of "Operation Combat Bronco", an operational testing and evaluation of the aircraft. These test aircraft were attached to the 19th Tactical Air Support Squadron, 504th Tactical Air Support Group at Bien Hoa Air Base in South Vietnam. The test roles included the full range of missions then assigned to FAC aircraft, including day and night strike direction, gunship direction, bomb damage assessment, visual reconnaissance, aerial artillery direction, and as escorts for aircraft engaged in Operation Ranch Hand.[12] The aircraft's ability to generate smoke internally was utilized for strike direction and "in four specific instances under conditions of reduced visibility, the smoke was seen by strike aircrews before the [OV-10A] [was] detected."[13] Operation Combat Bronco ended on 30 October 1968.
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skinner70 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2015
As allways very good and I really like those oddball aircraft.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome work! :wow:
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firewolf641 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
napalm was banned in 1990's by UN treaty for reason  my dad was in Vietnam war vet and told me napalm is mix gel and gas cause don't off in body or any surface can burn more than BBQ on people until burn is off  how long will be gone ?
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Kixalin Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
oh man so nice, wish someone as skilled as you could give me tips on how to paint. Somebody thinks my piece of a SBD looks like a hellcat :C
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
just saw it,well you need to correct your shape a bit and the blue color must be darker [link]
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
Always thought this was a neat airframe
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:iconmartiansummer:
martiansummer Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly detailed. What did you use to make this?
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
photoshop :)
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:iconmartiansummer:
martiansummer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's impressive! :o The Bronco alone looks fantastic, amazing job!
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shayhurs Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
would definitely like to have one of those...
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:iconproteus2:
proteus2 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
Hey, loved the girly magazine on the dash...
And If I may suggest, a more relaxed stance on the pilots?

Beautiful render though
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers
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Pbohm Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the napalm strikes
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DonDeCerveza Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
Great work on a great machine.
Did you ever see the special ops paratrooper operation?
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks a lot,em i am not sure !
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DonDeCerveza Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012
They would pull the fuselage tail cone.
Stack 6 guys bobsled style facing out the back door.
Pitch up the nose and they would just dump out the back.
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so you know how the Bronco works :P not many knows !!
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DonDeCerveza Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Other than the Argentine Pucara, there were very few aircraft in that class.

For the US, it was the first dedicated design CI and FAC.
I always had a weak spot for it since it had decent short field capability and a proper cargo space.
In the end it filled a transient technology nistch.
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jncarter Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks John
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Shabazik Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist
I really didn't even know about the aircraft, and at first I thought it was a design you invented!

But after searching and reading aboud it, it is really an interesting aircraft... and an excelent drawing!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you,yes was important plane but most of the time helped as a spotter !
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Awesome portrait of this great aircraft!!! What a great tribute! :D
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers :)
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012
Yaaay!! :D
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Sonic-Freak42 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student Filmographer
u should deffinitly do more vietnam ones
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Ronin201 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
an interesting plane in terms of looks, but I think she gets plenty of credit from a long line of pilots for giving them direction in the arena of CAS
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waynecampbell-art Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
This is just so damn good.
Thanks.
...for sharing, too!
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:iconroen911:
rOEN911 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are welcome :)
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
The good old OV-10, you guys donated 12 of this machines to us back in the 90s, and they proven themselves time and again against the guerrillas and their attempts of taking over little towns.

We never used napalm though :D
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
You need napalm!:eager:
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012
Pesky human rights kept the AF from using it...
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EbolaBears Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
Just look past that little detail.....
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EAMR262 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012
I wish they could...
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