Sunday, February 2, 2014

AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane watch meets OV-1 Mohawk

My AVI-8  Hawker Hurricane watch seems drawn to vintage aircraft like this OV-1C Mohawk.  It's a Vietnam-era observation and attack aircraft. 

AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane

Here is a Mohawk in flight in an Army photograph.  While these aircraft are now retired, they do look like something from the World War II era.

An OV-1 Mohawk in Flight

The Mohawk flew from 1959 through 1996 when it was officially retired by the Army.  Even though it was a retro looking plane, NASA used them for flight research.  Here is a NASA Mohawk at Edwards Air Force Base in the 1980s.  It was used to research stall warning technology.

NASA OV-1C Mohawk

If you appreciate flight and aviation history, you'll like AVI-8 watches like my Hawker Hurricane.  The brand celebrates the dawn of the jet era with the Hawker Hunter watches.

German Hawker Hunter (By (Own work) [GFDL (, CC-BY-SA-3.0 ( or CC-BY-SA-2.5-2.0-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)

[This article has been updated as of March 2024, if you like Aviation watches, check out the AVI-8 Store on Amazon.  You'll also like to see my additional photos and details on my AVI-8 Hawker Hurricane watch.]

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