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Cessna O-1A Cessna Bird Dog afternoon walkaround

6 March 2013

Cessna O-1A Cessna Bird Dog afternoon walkaround

This Bird Dog is displayed at the Florida Air Museum and was photographed during a beautiful November afternoon day when it had  been luckily been pulled out of the hangar for an event.

— photo by Joseph May

Cessna O-1A Bird Dog outside the Florida Air Museum in Lakeland FL — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

View showing the forward cylinders of the air-cooled Lycoming engine — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Closer view of the O-1A, the livery is superb — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Rear aspect view of this Bird Dog — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Detail of the tail markings — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

The cockpit of the O-1A, note the control stick not control wheel — photo by Joseph May

— photo by Joseph May

Lithe and petite, hardly a combat aircraft design, but flown as a combat spotter as well as liaison aircraft — photo by Joseph May

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tom in Villa Park permalink
    11 August 2016 16:38

    Read about a pilot who flew this plane in combat the book is called “Delta Shotgun”

    • travelforaircraft permalink*
      11 August 2016 21:15

      Thanks…I’ll look it up.

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