O-2A SKYMASTER

Boy Scout Troop 149

This USAF version of the civilian Cessna 337 was used in Vietnam as a Forward Air Control aircraft, directing fighter bombers to ground targets by marking the target with white phosphorus rockets fired from under-wing pods. This particular aircraft was flown by the 172nd Tactical Air Support Squadron at Kellogg Field in Battle Creek from 1971 to 1981 and was transported to Selfridge onboard a C-130.

AIRCRAFT STATISTICS
Wingspan: 38'
Length: 29' 2"
Height: 9' 5"
Weight: 4,900 lbs.
Engine: Continental 10-360 (2)
Power: 210 hp each
Speed: 199 mph
1st Flight: 1967

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