Being labeled a “jack of all trades” is oftentimes derisively applied to people or things with the inevitable follow up, “master of none.” But every once in awhile an exception comes along—an unassuming platform devised for a myriad of missions that it performs so well it remains relevant over six decades later.
On this episode, retired U.S. Air Force Major Carter Clark discusses the OV-10 Bronco’s role during the Vietnam War and retired U.S. Navy Commander Phil “Convoy” Clay follows up with how updated Broncos continued serving in the recent war on ISIS as part of the modern light attack armed overwatch program. The Bronco was—and still is—a real work horse.
Listener questions addressed on this episode include whether a boom has ever broken off during in-flight refueling and why the U.S. Air Force is beginning to retire the F-22 Raptor.
Episode artwork adapted by Janek Krause. Bumper music by Jaime Lopez / announcements by Clint Bell.