HAROLD ARKENBOUT COLLECTION
No. 7803. North American NA-305 OV-10D Bronco (N16854 c/n c/n 305-85) US Department of State
Photographed at Titusville, Florida, USA, March 18, 2008, by Harold Arkenbout
Arkenbout Photo No. TICOArk209
05/31/2008. Built as an OV-10A for the USMC, BuNo. 155474, the aircraft was subsequently converted to a OV-10D. On March 21, 1997, it was registered as N16854 and became one of ten OV-10Dís that were sold to the US Department of State (USDS). Based at Patrick AFB, Florida, and equipped with crop-spraying gear as shown in the picture, they were used in an anti-narcotics spraying program in Central and South America. The pictured aircraft is still registered to the USDS.
Created May 31, 2008