OV-1 Mohawk Air Shows

The Grumman OV-1 Mohawk is a twin engine turboprop armed military observation and attack aircraft, designed for battlefield surveillance and light strike capabilities and was intended to operate from short, unimproved runways in support of United States Army maneuver forces.

The OV-1 served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam and during Operation Desert Storm.

  • Role: light attack and observation aircraft
  • Manufacturer: Grumman
  • First flight: 14 April 1959
  • Introduction: October 1959
  • Retired: September 1996 USA
  • Produced: 1959-1970
  • Number built: 380

Starting in 1972, the Army National Guard began to receive the Mohawk, eventually operating 13 OV-1Bs, 24 OV-1Cs, and 16 OV-1Ds serving with three aviation units in Georgia and Oregon.