O2-A serial Number 68-10862 was built in 1968. It flew to Viet Nam and served with the 21st Tactical Air Support Squadron (TASS). It has 8 combat bullet holes and 3000 hours of combat sortie time in Viet Nam. This photo was taken at Ahn Khee, Viet Nam in August of 1970. The man in the photo is Col. Chuck Hines. His description of combat damage can be found at www.huey.org under the O2-A section
Span: 38 ft.
Length: 29 ft. 2 in.
Height: 9 ft. 5 in.
Weight: 4,900 lbs. loaded
Armament: Four wing pylons can carry rockets, flares, 7.62 mini-gun pods, or other light ordnance
Engines: Two Continental 10-360s of 210 hp. each
Serial number: 68-10862
Owner / Crew Chief: Thomas and Richard Rench