Title: Grumman OV-1 Mohawk

The OV-1 was originally designed to a joint Army/Marines specification for an observation/attack aircraft to replace the L-19 Birddog. The Marines withdrew and the aircraft became a wholly Army aircraft but was subjected to political influence and compromise throughout its life. It first flew in 1959 and around 380 were eventually built. It was retired from US Army service when its reconnaissance role was taken over by satellites and more capable aircraft.

We offer two titles for the OV-1 which include two flight manuals (titled Operator’s Manuals) for all US Army variants of the Mohawk, plus the parts catalog and several manufacturer’s publicity brochures. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • US Army Operator’s Manual for the OV-1A, OV-1B, OV-1C, TM 55-1510-204-10 dated Sept 63, with approx. 348 pages.
  • US Army Aviation School (Fort Rucker) Maneuver Guide for the OV-1 (Mohawk), dated November 1966 with approx. 38 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure titled “AO-1 Configurations”. (AO-1 was the original designation for the OV-1 before the single designation system was introduced in 1962.) Undated with approx. 20 pages. Gives a good summary of the equipment differences between variants.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure titled “Proposed AO-1EF Increased Capacity Mohawk”. Publication PGB-134-6B dated Jan 1961 with approx. 28 pages. Gives details of a proposed Mohawk variant with an enlarged front fuselage for additional crew. Shows photos of a mock-up of the proposed fuselage.

Title 2 contains:

  • US Army Operator’s Manual for the OV-1D and RV-1D, TM 55-1510-213-10 dated 4-8-78, with approx. 561 pages.
  • US Army Aviation Unit and Intermediate Maintenance Repair Parts and Special Tools List for the OV-1B OV-1C OV-1D RV-1D, TM 55-1510-204-23P-1 dated 5-5-86 with approx. 2004 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the OV-1, undated with approx 20 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the OV-1D/RV-1D, undated publication 0387-81 with approx 36 pages.