Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Olympus dSLR

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 30, 2013, 12:49 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,355
Default Another unusual bird

The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk was used as an observation/reconnaissance aircraft from the early 1960s until final retirement in 1996. I'm not sure how many are still flying, but it is definitely not a common sight.


Steven R is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 30, 2013, 4:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 722
Default

Nice shot Steven, I used to have these little toy bombs when I was a kid that had a spring loaded tip and you put in some caps and threw it in the air to land on concrete or a hard surface and it went BANG. Probably get tossed in jail today with it : )
Eric
eharrim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 31, 2013, 6:07 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
tkurkowski's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 3,596
Default

Nice photo, Steven - I've never heard of one much less seen a photo of it. It looks like it has a red eye, too.

Ted
tkurkowski is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2013, 9:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,163
Default

Thanks for the memories. We had these at our base in Wurzburg, Germany in the late 60's but in olive drab. I worked in G2-Air Recon and we used these planes for photo recon. We called them Ugly Ducklings. One of these days I'm going to have to make digital copies of my slides I took when I was there. Just never seem to find the time to do it.
__________________
Olympus E-3, Olympus 14-54mm lens, Olympus 35mm macro lens, Olympus 40-150 f/3.5 lens, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:05 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,355
Default

Thanks for looking and commenting Eric, Ted, and and James.

Quote:
Originally Posted by James Emory View Post
Thanks for the memories. We had these at our base in Wurzburg, Germany in the late 60's but in olive drab. I worked in G2-Air Recon and we used these planes for photo recon. We called them Ugly Ducklings. One of these days I'm going to have to make digital copies of my slides I took when I was there. Just never seem to find the time to do it.
Very interesting James. You should definitely convert your slides before they deteriorate, I'm sure you have some unigue shots.

For the aviation buffs out there, Grumman was a naval aircraft company, but this wound up as an Army bird. This happened because initially it was designed for joint use by the Marines and the Army. But the Marines backed out due to budget considerations, and the OV-1 became an Army only bird.
Steven R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 5, 2013, 10:09 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,163
Default

I might add that they were very dependable. I don't recall too many times where one was grounded because of problems. Warrant Officers (WO's) generally flew them. As to detioration, I'll deteriorate before the slides will.:-) Last time I looked they weren't too bad. They are stored in a cool place.
__________________
Olympus E-3, Olympus 14-54mm lens, Olympus 35mm macro lens, Olympus 40-150 f/3.5 lens, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod.

Last edited by James Emory; Feb 5, 2013 at 10:28 AM.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2013, 5:56 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
HarjTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,436
Default

Thats a fab looking plane.. first time Ive ever seen one in a pic or a book, so a fab find Steve!
HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2013, 5:59 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
James Emory's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Bay City, MI
Posts: 2,163
Default

The A10 Thunderbolt is almost as ugly as that one. I think unusual looking planes are pretty neat.
__________________
Olympus E-3, Olympus 14-54mm lens, Olympus 35mm macro lens, Olympus 40-150 f/3.5 lens, Canon Pro 9000 Mk II Printer, Canon MP990 Printer, Slik U212 Tripod, Manfrotto monopod.
James Emory is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2013, 6:36 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
HarjTT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 4,436
Default

I thought it was USNavy bird in those colours.. but its not ..
HarjTT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Feb 6, 2013, 8:44 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Steven R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 5,355
Default

Thanks Harj. Glad you like the photo. One of the fun things about airshows is the chance to see those unusual aircraft.

Quote:
Originally Posted by James Emory View Post
The A10 Thunderbolt is almost as ugly as that one. I think unusual looking planes are pretty neat.
Yes James, the A10 is diffidently an usual looking plane; the most effective tank killer aircraft ever in service. The aircraft body was actually designed around its gun. I have quite a few A-10 shots.

Steven R is offline   Reply With Quote
0
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:26 AM.




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2