Product Type: Replicas – Historic Models

Replica Historic Models - O1 Bird Dog, Army

Our O1 Bird Dog model aircraft is modeled and handcrafted using various high-quality grade materials by our renowned master craftsmen. Our O1 Bird Dog model aircraft is uniquely designed and manufactured using the latest innovations and techniques applied in the over-all manufacturing and operation process procedures. The model airplane?s parts including the fuselage, wings and glass cockpit are extremely accurate and precise based on the original. This model aircraft will fascinate anyone, aviation enthusiast and model aircraft collectors alike for its remarkable and exceptional quality. This elegant O1 Bird Dog model aircraft is definitely the perfect gift and collectible you would want to give to your friends and family. O1 Bird Dog History: The L-19 Bird Dog was the ideal aerial spotter and was used widely in southeast Asia. L-19 / O-1s were one of the ubiquitous sights for ten years over the terrain of Vietnam, before being withdrawn from service in 1971. The O-1 Bird Dog was the first all metal fixed wing aircraft ordered for and by the US Army, since the US Army Air Force separated from the army in 1947, becoming its own branch of service, the United States Air Force. The L-19 had a lengthy career in the US military as well as in other countries. The L-19 received the name Bird Dog as a result of a contest held with Cessna employees to name the aircraft. The winning entry, submitted by Jack A. Swayze, an industrial photographer, was selected by a U.S. Army board. The name was chosen because the role of the army’s new airplane was to find the enemy and orbit over them until artillery (or attack aircraft) could be brought to bear on the enemy. While flying low and close to the battlefield, the pilot would observe the exploding shells and adjust the fire via his radios, in the manner of a bird dog (Gun dog) used by game hunters. This model has measurements of: Span 16.6 Len 12.0 and Scale: 1: 26

Replicas – Historic Models O1 Bird Dog, Army

O1 Bird Dog, Army Price: $186.94

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