Cessna O2-A Skymaster

O-2A 68-10862 as it sits in the large MAPS hangar • photo James Kohan  

O-2A 68-10862 while stationed at Ahn Khee, Vietnam, August 1970

Aircraft History:
O2-A serial Number 68-10862 was built in 1968. It flew to Viet Nam and served with the 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS). It has 8 combat bullet holes and 3000 hours  of combat sortie time in Viet Nam. This photo was taken at Ahn Khee, Viet Nam in August of 1970. The man in the photo is Col. Chuck Hines. His description of combat damage can be found at www.huey.org under the O2-A section.

862 in flight over NE Ohio 32 years later • photographer unknown

Span: 38 ft.
Length: 29 ft. 2 in.
Height: 9 ft. 5 in.
Weight: 4,900 lbs. loaded
Armament: Four wing pylons can carry rockets, flares, 7.62 mini-gun pods, or other light ordnance
Engines: Two Continental 10-360s of 210 hp. each
Crew: Two
Cost: $92,000
Serial number: 68-10862

O-2 panel • photo Dr. Tom Rench

Maximum speed: 199 mph.
Cruising speed: 144 mph.
Range: 1,060 miles
Service Ceiling: 19,300 ft.

Owner / Crew Chief: Thomas and Richard Rench

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