Cessna Model 0-1 Bird Dog. A photo. Characteristic.
Cessna Model 0-1 Bird Dog. A photo. Characteristic.

Cessna Model 0-1 Bird Dog. A photo. Characteristic.


A type: Single-engine reconnaissance aircraft and the aircraft advanced aviation management with high-wing

Crew: The pilot and the observer or passenger, arranged one behind the other

The winner of the contest for the two-seater reconnaissance and liaison aircraft, conducted by the army in June 1950 years, airplane model 305 company "Cessna» (Cessna) (a designation given him by the manufacturer) was established on the basis of a very successful commercial aircraft model 170 company "Cessna" end 1940 and 1950-ies. Builds on replacement aircraft family "Gresskhopper" since World War II, the aircraft L-19 company "Cessna" (symbol of the US Army) has been equipped with an engine capacity of l 213. from. unlike its predecessors engine power 65 l. from.

This allowed the aircraft to be more flexible in its performance characteristics and made the Bird Dog aircraft perfectly suited to the role of the aircraft of the advanced aviation management, which later became its own role in the first years of the Vietnam War. In 1962, the aircraft received the designation 0-1. By the time the production ceased in the same year, the company "Cessna" supplied 3431 a copy, among which the 0-1A (L-19A) aircraft predominated; Later modifications differed by improved equipment and the ability to carry cargo under the wing, for example missiles for marking targets.

The exploits of the 0-1 aircraft over the jungles of Vietnam became legends, the pilots of the United States and South Vietnam accurately determined the coordinates of the enemy troops by communicating with "friends" on the ground before calling for strike aviation to destroy the targets marked with smoke. Although since the removal of aircraft from service in the US Air Force took a lot of time, a limited number of aircraft 0-1 continues to thrive in the Air Force of several countries around the globe, while at the same time to release the aircraft "Bird Dog" reborn as a cheap "taxi" in North America and Australia.

Basic data


  • Length: 7,85 m
  • Wingspan: 10,97 m
  • Height: 2,22 m

Range of flight: 853 km

Power point: 0-47-11 Companies "Continental"

Power: 213 l. from. (159 kW)

The weight:

  • BLANK: 732 kg
  • Maximum take-off: 1087 kg

Date of first flight:

  • December 1949 years

Aircraft performance characteristics:

  • Maximum speed: 243 km / h

Surviving airworthiness modifications: L-19, 0-1A / B / E and T0-1D