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Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 8:05 am

I live near Ft. Huachuca, Arizona, and because the United States Army Intelligence School is here, we use to have a few Mohawks. I was wondering if anyone might know if this airplane is still in service anywhere in the world?
 
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RE: Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 9:24 pm

A number have become static displays or museum pieces like this one.....

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Although a few still fly from time to time as captioned in these pics.....

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RE: Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:42 pm

Amercian Wings museum located in Anoka, Minnesota has a collection of OV-1s. I've seen seven airframes there from fuselage only to pristine airworthiness. They have at least one that is flyable and on the airshow circuit. The late founder of the museum was able to acquire a Mohawk that he flew in Vietnam for the collection.

There was one at the Selfridge Airshow in 2000 that was part of a US Army historical group. It was a civilian group with a variety of 1950s-1970s era markings. The two fixed wing planes were the Mohawk and Caribou.

I last saw an military Mohawk fly at the London International Airshow in Ontario, Canada in 1997. It was quite a sight.

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RE: Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:29 am

Thank you DEVILFISH and Gary!
 
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RE: Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Sun Nov 12, 2006 2:17 am

As I understand it the ROKAF and the Argentines still use Mohawks for reconnaissance flights.
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RE: Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:54 am

There's a guy I know in Lantana, FL, near West Palm Beach named Paul Pefley that has a few Mohawks. Last I saw him he had one flyable with another one near flyable and several 'spare airframes' that he was hoping to get all flyable someday. You can occassionally catch his brother flying the Mohawk at Florida airshows, last time I saw him was at the TICO airshow 2 years ago.
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RE: Are There Any OV1 Mohawks In Service Anywhere?

Tue Nov 14, 2006 12:55 pm

TICO airshow usually has one every time..not last year though. There's a few derilect airframes sitting around that field too.

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