The North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco is a turboprop light attack and observation aircraft. It was developed in the 1960s as a special aircraft for counter-insurgency (COIN) combat, and one of its primary missions was as a forward air control (FAC) aircraft. It can carry up to three tons of external munitions, and loiter for three or more hours
The 0-2 Skymaster was utilized as an observation and forward air control (FAC) aircraft. It was put into service in 1966 and was retired in 2010. The Air Force claimed that they needed pilots with fighter explained to be effective as forward air controllers. My spouse said flying the 02 after flying the F-4, was like going from a Jaguar to a Volkswagen.
P-40 P-40N-25 Lt. Joel B. Paris Joel B Paris III flew the P-40 while flying with the 7th Fighter Squadron and the 49th Fighter Group at Hollandia, New Guinea. He enlisted and joined the masses of young Americans who were signing up for combat flight training after the unprovoked attack on the Pearl Harbor.