This website uses cookies. By using and further navigating this website, you accept this.
Dismiss
Did you know that FlightAware flight tracking is supported by advertising?
You can help us keep FlightAware free by allowing ads from FlightAware.com. We work hard to keep our advertising relevant and unobtrusive to create a great experience. It's quick and easy to whitelist ads on FlightAware or please consider our premium accounts.
Dismiss
(Register or Login)
  1 Votes (4.00 Average) and 1,829 Views  

/images/icons/csMagGlass.png medium / large / full

N6309F

Submitted

O-2TT prototype [demonstrator]. A turboprop version of the O-2A was proposed by Cessna to the USAF for Viet Nam FAC/Liaison mission, late 1968, just after introduction of the piston engine O-2A [C337 variant] into its combat role. This version would have a significant performance and payload boost; would have had a wider mission capability; and would use USAF standard JP-4 fuel (not scarce av-gas).The TT designation indicated that both engines were turbine... Allison C250-B15 [in tractor and pusher configurations]. As usual, the USAF was not prone to adopting small/unglamorous prop birds that could fill the low-end combat roles very effectively and cost-efficiently... when every 'true fighter pilot' wanted to fly fast/big jet fighters that were capable of 'going Down-Town [Hanoi]'! Hence the O-2TT proposal fizzled... too bad, considering there was 6-more years of fighting up/down South Viet Nam.

Comments

Please log in or register to post a comment.

ACTIVITY LOG
Want a full history search for N6309F dating back to 1998? Buy now. Get it within one hour.
Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
No History Data (searched last 14 days)
Basic users (becoming a basic user is free and easy!) view 3 months history. Join
 

Login

Don't have an account? Register now (free) for customized features, flight alerts, and more!