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North American Aviation Bronco Coin
Convair Model 48 Charger
This is the General Dynamics Convair Model 48 Charger. It lost the Close Air competition to the North American OV-10 Bronco
It Is the Convair Model 48 “Charger”
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco from 1965. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_American_Rockwell_OV-10_Bronco
North American OV-10 (derivative)
Looks like an OV-10 Bronco. Used in Vietnam for close air support. Replaced O-1 Bird Dogs and O-2 Skymasters. I think there was talk of brining back a modern version.
North American AV-10 Bronco
Convair Model 48 Charger. Lost out to the Rockwell OV-10.
I’d say this is very close to a machine in the COIN program, that is not connected to ‘bit-coin’, but ‘Contra Insurgencias’, ‘against uprisings’, North American ‘Bronco’, used in Viet-Nam war, but it could be a South-African recent remake of same concept, in smaller size.
When asked by an US diplomat, about sending some generals as help for a latin country in turmoil, the local politician said: ‘Yeah, send me General Motors and General Electric, please!’
Sorry, the South-African machine: ‘Ahrlac’, even having similar COIN purposes, is a single pusher propeller airplane,
The correct answer is Convair Model 48 Charger — kudos to Vic White! Although the aircraft has a resemblance to the OV-10 Bronco, that is due to the design specification of the original bid, rather than any formal design relationship. The Charger lost out in the competition and the Bronco became the COIN aircraft supporting US Military operations.
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