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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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:iconfirewolf641:
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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:iconkixalin:
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 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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:iconnoneofurbussiness:
Always thought this was a neat airframe
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:iconmartiansummer:
martiansummer Aug 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazingly detailed. What did you use to make this?
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rOEN911 Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
photoshop :)
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martiansummer Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, that's impressive! :o The Bronco alone looks fantastic, amazing job!
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:iconshayhurs:
would definitely like to have one of those...
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:iconproteus2:
Hey, loved the girly magazine on the dash...
And If I may suggest, a more relaxed stance on the pilots?

Beautiful render though
P
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rOEN911 Jul 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheers
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