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The first O-2 flew in January 1967 and the plane went into production shortly thereafter, with the USAF taking delivery in March 1967. A total of 532 O-2s were built. The Skymaster was a low-cost twin-engine piston-powered aircraft, with one engine in the nose of the aircraft and a second engine in the rear of the fuselage.
These aircraft had been Forward Aircraft Controller aircraft in Vietnam and were shipped back to the United States. They were placed in service in 1976, and successfully served CALFIRE for more than 20 years including the Oakland Hills Fire in 1991.
Top speed: 200 mph (322 km/h). Range: 1,325 miles (2,132 km). Wingspan: 38' (12 m). Weight: 2,848 lbs (1,292 kg). Length: 30' (9.07 m). Unit cost: 92,000–92,000 USD. Engine type: Continental IO-360