Bell 206

1962









Bell 206

Developed for the 1960s US Army Light Observation Helicopter (LOH) program, the 206 failed to be selected. Bell redesigned the airframe and successfully marketed the aircraft commercially. The new design was eventually selected by the military as the H-57/58 series. As of 2012, more than 6,300 Bell 206s, including all its variants, have been delivered since it began the production in 1967.


Derivatives & Versions


ModelYearHistory
206 Prototype 1962
D-250 / YHO-4 1962 Prototype Light Observation Helicopter for US Army competition. Lost to Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. Bell developed into civil 206 and the rest is histo ...
206A 1966 First production model of Bell 206 helicopter., In production from 1967-????.
206B Jet Ranger 1967
Agusta AB206 1967 Production at 31 December 1997 totalled 910 ( 556 JetRanger IIs, 184 JetRanger IIIs and 170 AB 206A-1 military derivatives )
OH-58A Kiowa 1968
TH-57A Sea Ranger 1968
206B-2 Jet Ranger 1970
CH-136 Kiowa 1971 OH-58A Kiowa in canadian service
OH-58B Kiowa 1972
CAC ca-32 kiowa 1973 This was a licence-built Bell 206 Kiowa, with the first wholly Australian built airframe rolled out in Mar 1973. Deliveries had commenced to ...
206L Long Ranger 1974
OH-58C Kiowa 1976 The OH-58C is an upgrade of the OH-58A. It has a more powerful engine, as well as flat panel windscreen glass and improved avionics. The flat pan ...
206B-3 Jet Ranger 1977
206L-1 Long Ranger 1977
CH-139 Jet Ranger 1981 TH-57 trainer in canadian service
206L-3 Long Ranger 1982
TH-57C Sea Ranger 1982
OH-58D Kiowa Warrior 1983 The Bell 406 resulted from the US Army Helicopter Improvement Program (AHIP). Airframes received a upgraded transmission and engine, a four-blade ...
TH-57B Sea Ranger 1986
206L-4 Long Ranger 1992
TH-67A Creek 1992 The Bell 206B-3 was the winner of the 1993 US Army's New Training Helicopter ( NTH ) competition.
In 1992 the Army sought a replacement for the UH-1Hs that were being used at the Army Aviation Center. A request for proposal was advertised tha ...
206LT Twin Ranger 1993
407 1995 The Bell 407 is a four-blade, single-engine, civilian utility helicopter. It is based on the Bell 206L-4 LongRanger but with the rigid rotor with ...
OH-58F Kiowa Warrior 2012 Formerly known as CASUP ( Cockpit and Sensor Upgrade Program ), the F model Kiowa upgrade, largely based on the cancelled ARH-70, was intended ...

4462 C/N on database.

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