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  • Hughes 369 / 500 / H-6

    OH-6A Cayuse

    1963







    Model



    Hughes OH-6A Cayuse

    Winner of the US Army Light Observation Helicopter competition, eventually in May 1965, against the Bell OH-4 and the Hiller OH-5. An initial Army order for 714 was increased to 1071 for the Culver City, CA plant.

    The full military order potential of the OH-6 was never realised as the US Army conducted further competitions, resulting in the Bell OH-58 Kiowa emerging as winner. Hughes developed the Model 369HS / HE from the OH-6, for the civilian market.




    Specifications


    Engine: 1 x Allison 250
    Capacity: 1 + 3
    Length: (m)
    Height: (m)
    Blades:
    Rotor diam.: (m)
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 943
    Speed: (km/h)     Max: 237
    Range: (km) 590
    Ceiling: (m)
    Rate/Climb: (m/min) 670
    blueprints


    List of Operators of Hughes OH-6A Cayuse


    From Organisation with model OH-6A Cayuse
    1966
    usa US Army Aviation
        369 / 500 / H-6 1966/??
    1970
    usa Air America
        369 / 500 / H-6 1970/75
    1979
    usa US Department of Homeland Security
        45 1979/11
    Unknown!
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    usa US Forest Service
    usa State of Tennessee
        369 / 500 / H-6
    usa State of Kentucky
        369 / 500 / H-6
    Construction Numbers on database of OH-6A Cayuse

    83oh-6a






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