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This U.S. Squadron Went Back Into Battle With No Ammunition

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A squadron of OV-10 Broncos on their way back from a mission in Vietnam in 1971 receive an urgent message to head back into battle. One problem: they've run out of ammunition and all they have are flares.

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The OV-10 Bronco is the Swiss Army Knife of military aviation, faster than a helicopter, more maneuverable than a jet, and able to provide optimal support for troops on the ground in the most difficult of environments. Follow the journey of this light attack aircraft, from its humble origins five decades ago in the garage of two Marines to its heroic missions in Vietnam. Then see how a disastrous role in Desert Storm nearly grounded the warbird for good until it got a shot at redemption two decades later against ISIS.

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