OV-10A Bronco

This is the Academy Rockwell OV-10A Bronco 1/72 scale plastic model kit.

Academy OV-10A Bronco Plastic Model Airplane Kit 1/72 Scale #12463
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Spotlight Review

 
"Nice small scale model"
skydog (Arizona)
Nice kit of the OV-10. Good fit overall, canopy takes some fiddling. I ended up making thin decal stripes for the canopy frames, since I've not had good luck recently with masking methods and I'm not steady enough to hand-paint them. A good addition to any Vietnam collection.

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Specs

  • Scale: 1/72
  • Length: 6.85" (17.4cm)
  • Wingspan: 6.61" (16.8cm)

Includes

One 1/72 Rockwell OV-10A Bronco Plastic Aircraft Kit


Requirements & Suggestions

  • Modeling Knife (EXL16001) (XACX3627) (EXL16018)
  • Paint Brushes
  • Paint (See MARKING OPTIONS)
  • Sandpaper
  • Liquid Plastic Cement - for major components (Testors, TENAX 7R)
  • White Glue - for clear parts (Odourless CA or TENAX 7R)
  • Thick Plastic Cement - for detail parts (CA or Tube Type)
  • Nice-to-Have Tools: Needle File Set, Sprue Cutter (see XURON), and Airbrush.
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Reviews

  
 
"Good Starter"
Goose
This was a nice small plane kit for someone to get into modeling.

 
"OV-10A Bronco"
WARSALLA.JAMES
Great kit, goes together nicely. More decal options would be nice. Good detail.

 
"Interesting Subject, nice kit"
philciborowski
This isnt a bad little kit - but with all that glass in the nose I wish there was more to see! Speaking of, the 3 piece canopy is a bit tricky if you arent super careful so it would have been nice for a open or closed option. I built one right out of the box, with the addition of a different weapons load. It needs a lot of nose weight, but there's no real place to put it - I had put as much as I can right behind the cockpit and under it as well. The issue with this being that you can see right in behind the cockpit tub. This needed some plastic card to cover the opening. There was a bit of a tricky fit issue with the wings and center section - but nothing some care and patience could handle. Its a fun kit but not a shake and bake, so it would be a bit frustrating for a newcomer.

Information

The OV-10A Bronco was designed principally as a counter-insurgency aircraft which gives it the ability to perform high precision attacks on ground targets The aircraft also has a cargo compartment which can carry 5 paratroopers, or two stretchers and a medic. More recent versions of the aircraft have also been used in the forward air controller (FAC) directing other aircraft. A primary design feqture of the OV-10 is its twin boom layout and the aircraft is powered by a pair of Garret T76-G-10 turboprops. The OV-10 saw considerable service in Vietnam and is used by the US Air Force and Marine Corps.


Markings

  • One decal sheet with markings for two aircraft
  • 1: 14649, 20th TASS/504th TASG, USAF, Da Nang AB, S. Vietnam, 1969
  • 2: 55404, HML-267, US Marine Corps, California, 1970
  • Airframe Colors
  • 1: Overall Aircraft Grey(FS36473) w/White wing upper surfaces
  • 2: Dk Green(FS34079) w/Gull Grey(FS36440) undersides and White wing upper surfaces
  • Detail Colors: Red, Yellow, Silver, Black, Blue, Stell, Olive Drab, Grey, Burnt Iron, Green, Khaki, Clear Red, Clear Orange, Clear Blue

Comments

The OV-10A Bronco was designed principally as a counter-insurgency aircraft which gives it the ability to perform high precision attacks on ground targets The aircraft also has a cargo compartment which can carry 5 paratroopers, or two stretchers and a medic. More recent versions of the aircraft have also been used in the forward air controller (FAC) directing other aircraft. A primary design feqture of the OV-10 is its twin boom layout and the aircraft is powered by a pair of Garret T76-G-10 turboprops. The OV-10 saw considerable service in Vietnam and is used by the US Air Force and Marine Corps

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