The first prototype flew on April 14, 1959. Entered production in October 1959.
By 1970 a total of 265 were built.
| ENGINE||2 x turbo-prop Lyc. T-53-L-7, 810kW|
| Take-off weight||5546-7365 kg||12227 - 16237 lb|
| Empty weight||4339 kg||9566 lb|
| Wingspan||12.8 m||42 ft 0 in|
| Length||12.5 m||41 ft 0 in|
| Height||3.9 m||13 ft 10 in|
| Wing area||30.7 m2||330.45 sq ft|
| Max. speed||558 km/h||347 mph|
| Cruise speed||345 km/h||214 mph|
| Ceiling||10700 m||35100 ft|
| Range w/max.fuel||2770 km||1721 miles|
| ARMAMENT||1 machine-guns, missiles, bombs|
|David "Butch" Preddy, butch.preddy=us.army.mil, 28.08.2008|
Most of my 23 years of military were fixed wing. From 01 Bird Dog to C-45. Enjoyed more being with Mohawks. Maint Suprv & T.I. 1978-87 w/15th MI,Ft Hood, and 87-88, Maint Sprv & 1SG, w/3d MI Camp Humphreys, Korea. Flew with a group over the Alantic deliery to Korea and Germany Units. Lost one in Pakistan on the way. Wow, what a bird.
|Gary Todd, conniejones05=comcast.net, 16.08.2008|
I flew as T.O. from March 1967 until September 1968 . Shiped out to R.V.M. in Oct. 1967 with the 245th then was transferd to the 225th. I flew Slar missions for the 245th and Infra Red and Foto for the 225th . Never flew in bad Hawk . Got to meet a lot of good people in short time .
|Tony Weisbecker, 1stchoiceservice=bellsouth.net, 13.06.2008|
P.S. Word has it some ambitious fellows in West Palm Beach ,Florida are trying to revive the old girls for commercial use at their local airfield . Thanks again .
|Tony Weisbecker, 1stchoiceservice=bellsouth.net, 13.06.2008|
Some of the best years of my life was spent working on the Mohawk (Stuart,Florida).Final assembly at the front of the hangar . Great job ,fresh air and sunshine . Miss it so .Thanks Grumman .
|Vern Reynalds, loki=sw.rr.com, 12.06.2008|
I flew the Mohawk for many years, Viet Nam, Germany and mostly @ Fort Rucker, Alabama, logging over 8000 hrs in that sweet old girl. What a shame taht the DoD and the Army didn't listen to old Gen. Stormin' Norman and keep her in service. I'll miss her until the day I die.
|GIlberto F. Mendoza, mendoza.gilberto=att.net, 03.06.2008|
I flew the Hawk for about 15 years, in Viet Nam, Ft. Hood and Germany. Flew it across the Atlantic three times. I met a great bunch of guys, pilots, TOs and maintenance personnel. No matter what they say, the Hawk could be a forgiving bird, when treated with a healthy respect.
|Steven W. Askew, stevenwaskew=bellsouth.net, 05.05.2008|
Flew as a T.O. with the 244th Avn Co. Vietnam - 1969-1970. Great aircraft. thanks Steve
|Lawson Bittaker Jr., protogermanic=hotmail.com, 05.05.2008|
My father was a T.O. in an OV-1C (serial number 61-2698) and was killed at Dobbins AFB in 1978. I happened to notice the black and white picture up above of the four Mohawks, the bottom one (61-7200) is on display at Dobbins currently. I'm sure my fathers (61-2698) is one of the other three in the picture.
|George P. Davis III, ironspud19=aol.com, 03.05.2008|
I started flying the OV-1 Mohawk in 1971, flew the D Models in Vietnam with the 131st until they stood down in October 1972 (then flew Hueys for the Cav for four months). My next assignment was again with the 131st at Fort Hood for three years (73-76). I then commanded the unit in Korea for a year (81-82) that was then A Co 146th MI Bn. I loved flying the aircraft and I loved the mission, but always maintained a healthy respect for her as she would turn on you and hurt you if you weren't always ready. Some of the greatest memories of my life were in the Mohawk and with the people who flew them and those that took care of those of us who did. " A SPUD is Forever"
|Michael P. Tallon, mikey2tallon=yahoo.com, 03.05.2008|
I had the pleasure of being a Crewchief and a Maintenance NCO for ten out of twenty years in my Army Aviation career.
|Richard Dearborn, rdearborn4=comcast.net, 03.05.2008|
I became a TO (Technical Observer) in 1972. I was a Platoon Sgt for the TO's, mechanic and inspector from 1972-1992 in Salem, OR. 1st with the 1042nd MI CO and then the 641st MI BN. I was the inspector on two ferry flights to Camp Humpreys, 1st taking 5 OV-1D's the 2nd 3 OV-1D's. I was awarded a 500 and 1000 hour plaque flying the right seat as a TO. Best, most stable aircraft I have flown in.
|Joe DiMaggio, grumrep=optonline.net, 03.05.2008|
I have the pleasure of being a part of the Mohawk program since 1960. I started with Grumman in 1960 as a flight line technician on the OV-, later became a technical representative in Germany for 4 years, then in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969 as team leader for the SEAMORE program. I later entered the Marketing arena for the company and became the Director for Army Marketing. I remained with the Mohawk until it was retired by the Army in 1996. Prior to that, and since then, I have been a member of the OV-1 Mohawk Association,and the Good Lord willing, will probably be a member till I leave for the Big Hanger in the sky.
|Paul Reed, bosshawk=sti.net, 03.05.2008|
Helped to form the first Mohawk unit in Korea in Fall, 1963. Flew right seat and loved it: our planes had dual sticks. Have loved the beast ever since and spent 5.5 years at the Ex Dir, OV-1 Mohawk Assn. Greatest folks in the world were Mohawkers.
|Dave Olney, ov1dave44=aol.com, 02.05.2008|
I flew the Mohawk from 1967 until 1972. I served in the 73 SAC in Vietnam in 1968 - 69 as a pilot, aircraft maintenance officer, and maintenance test pilot. Later I helped to field the OV-1D at Ft. Lewis, WA. The Mohawk was a pleasure to fly day or night or in bad weather. I always had full confidence in the aircraft. Please go to the OV-1 Mohawk Association web site: www.ov-1mohawk.org.
|Chris Walker, bcwalker01=earthlink.net, 02.05.2008|
I have more than 2500 hours PIC time in the Mohawk. My ass still hurts just thinking of all the hours I sat on that rock-hard seat. Flew them in 'Nam, Germany and the Georgia Guard. Great performer for an Army aircraft.
|George Coleman, spud47=aol.com, 02.05.2008|
I flew the Mohawk from 1970 in Vietnam until 1992 four years before it was retired from service. Check out the OV-1 Mohawk Association's web site at: www.ov-1mohawk.org We also have a bi-monthly newsletter The Mohawker.
|Jerry Douglass, jerrydouglass=aol.com, 01.05.2008|
Flew the Mohawk in Vietnam.
A great aircraft.
|Ken Peters, phawkk=comcast.net, 12.06.2007|
i flew as a T.O. from 1970 to 1990. is the best aircraft i ever flew in. Air force and Navy pilots who got to fly them said they loved it was like real flying.
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