Removed the cockpit graphic that is now in the infobox.
infobox Aircraft |image =OV- 10A2. jpg |caption =OV- 10A USAFE |name =North American OV- 10A Bronco |type =twin turboprop multirole |authors =Capt. Slug, David Culp, Jens Thoms Toerring, Julien Pierru, Vivian Meazza |fdm =JSBSim |status =Production |fgname = <tt>OV10_CDF</ tt>, <tt>OV10_NASA</ tt>, <tt>OV10_USAFE</ tt> }}
Bronco (North American, Rockwell) in FlightGear is available for 0.9.10 and 1.0.0. Three main versions can be selected. The OV- 10 model was worked on and used by the OV-10 Bronco Association Museum Simulator Project (see [http://www. flightgear.org/Projects/obam/ Here]).
==About the aircraft==
"The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a turboprop-driven light attack and cargo aircraft. Although it is a fixed-wing aircraft, its mission capabilities resemble a fast, long-range, inexpensive and reliable ultra-heavy attack helicopter. It flies at 244 knots (452 kilometers/hour), carries 3 tons of external munitions, and easily loiters for 3 or more hours. It is prized for its versatility, redundancy, load, wide field of view, short-field ability, low operational costs and ease of maintenance."
"The OV-10 has been used by the United States' Air Force, Marines and Navy, the military forces of several other nations, and the U.S. Customs Service, Bureau of Land Management, NASA and California Department of Forestry. There is at least one airplane in private hands as well
. The OV-10 package for FlightGear contains three versions of the airplane: A U.S. Air Forces Europe version, which models an OV-10A assigned to the 601st Tactical Control Wing at Sembach Airbase, Germany; A California Department of Forestry version, used for fire fighting command and control; and a NASA version, used for atmospheric and aerodynamic research."
=== Starting procedure ===
To start the engines (not necessary in the easy mode) switch the current view to the engine panel view and:
*switch on the Engine 1 start switch*switch on the Engine 2 start switch
Once they are started the switches fall back to the RUN position and you can hear the engines RPM go up. When the RPM stabilizes the engines are at idle and ready for take off.
=== Armament procedure ===
To charge the guns (not required when in "easy mode"):
*Guns LH and RH switches .......... READY*Master Arm switch ................ ON*Trigger .......................... Squeeze*Master Arm switch ................ OFF
To fire the guns:
*Master Arm switch ................ ON*Trigger .......................... Squeeze
WARNING: The Master Arm switch should be set to the OFF position bewteen firing passes.
To Fire a rocket:
*Appropriate station switch ....... FIRE*Master Arm switch ................ ON*Weapons release button ........... Push
CAUTION: The rocket pod may be set for SINGLE or RIPPLE fire, and is not selectable from within the cockpit.
To drop a bomb:
*Appropriate station switch ....... DROP*Fuse switch ...................... Select NOSE or TAIL*Master Arm switch ................ ON*Weapons release button ........... Push
== Dimensions ==
* Span: 40 feet (12.2 meters)
* Length: 41 feet, 7 inches (12.7 meters)
== Special Features ==
=== Fuel System ===
==== Internal Fuel System ====
==== External Fuel System ====
* 1 230 gallons external tank fixed to external station 3, pump fed. If the pump is still activated and the tank is empty or has been dropped the pump will fail after 15 minutes, an orange light turns on on the upper right corner of the panel when pump output pressure is low .
=== Armament ===
=== Misc. ===
* right engine smoke created by mixing oil into fuel thus making a white smoke (s to trigger, S to stop).
* Parachutists: in the Air Force version press the 'j' key to drop five parachutists from the rear of the airplane.
* fully textured
* external models: 230gal fuel tank, Mk82 bomb, rockets, parachuters, ejection seat/parachute
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OV-10 Wikipedia's article on OV-10 Bronco]