first published on April 29, 2016 by Will
The OV-10 Bronco, a plane used regularly in the Vietnam War for close air support and aerial reconnaissance, was recently brought out of retirement to join the fight against the Islamic State in the Middle East as well the ongoing battle for Afghanistan’s security.
The vintage aircraft is capable of carrying several thousand pounds of armament to include machine guns, cannons, and bombs. The Bronco may be slow, but it operates at 1/40th the cost of an F-15. The plane flew 120 combat missions in Iraq last year.