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OV-1 Mohawk Challenge Coin
The OV-1 Mohawk first entered military service in 1961 as an observation, aerial photography, and ground attack aircraft for the US Army. Named the Mohawk, the OV-1 was built by the famed Grumman Ironworks of Bethpage, New York. The Mohawk derives its name from the Native American tribe of the upper reaches of the Hudson Valley.
The Mohawk was renowned for its STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) and observation capabilities. Carrying highly advanced sensors and camera equipment, and armed with rockets and gun pods, this versatile aircraft performed numerous roles in its ground-support capacity.
Minted in the USA from special deep-relief coining dies; struck from solid bronze; and hand-finished with an antique patina for exceptional quality and detail, the OV-1 challenge coin pays homage to this dependable mainstay of U.S. Army aviation.
The reverse features the U.S. Army Seal.