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Mohawk Mission by markkarvon Mohawk Mission by markkarvon
The OV-1 Mohawk is a battlefield reconnaissance aircraft that served with the US Army. Although it did have the capability to carry armament, most missions in the Mohawk were flown unarmed. The more glamorous fighter aircraft of the day tended to get all the headlines but the Mohawk performed its vital mission admirably. Seating two, a pilot and technical observer (TO), a typical photo recon mission would see the Mohawk flying low level passes below tree top level. Sometimes the enemy would string cables at low level in hopes of snagging a low flying Mohawk. The low flying airplane made an attractive target for the enemy and an airplane would often return to base with bullet holes. The Mohawk had a long service life and flew missions in the Gulf War as well as Vietnam. The Mohawk was generally loved by those who flew and maintained it. Although it was retired, there are still several air-worthy Mohawks flying today. This print is a tribute this beloved machine and those who served with her.
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:icongrummancat:
The Mohawk is a very good example of one of those airplanes I almost never noticed. But a chance encounter on the page of a book led to a fascination with this aircraft. Now I consider myself a fan of this hard-to-find aircraft. I should add it to my R/C collection one of these days. Given that, I sincerely appreciate you adding and sharing this awesome piece of art of an aircraft that doesn't get enough attention!
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markkarvon Dec 16, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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:iconsentinel103:

Damn OV-1 Mohawk. Twin engine three tailed recon airplane flown by the US Army. They came in three versions, IR, Flir and photo. At times we would get imagery from them. Now what many do not know is there was in 1972 a project utilizing them. I ran across it after school when we had to go to Ft. Myers to test it out.


If I remember rightly it was a nice stable platform.


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:iconalan-the-leopard:
So easy to mistake this with a photograph- my most sincere congratulations :)
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markkarvon Jun 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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:icongalvars:
Now, this is art. You can almost feel the heat of jungle.
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markkarvon May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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markkarvon May 14, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Mircea.
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:iconembeel:
You're very welcome!
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