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  • Del'd: 2326 - 1968 to 2020






    US Army Aviation 206


    1963 : LOH competition YOH-4
    1968 : OH-58A Kiowa
    1975 : OH-58C
    1981 : Bell 406 AHIP upgrade OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
    1992 : TH-67 Creek (Commercial 206B-3 as trainer)
    2005 : ARH-70 Arapaho ARH (cancelled in 2008)
    2011 : OH-58F Kiowa Warrior CASUP
    2014 : OH-58F Cancelled, Kiowas initiate retirement


    BuNos 62-4202 / 4206 : ( c/n : 1 / 5 ) YHO-4 , YOH-4A from 1962. Lost LOH program against Hughes YOH-6
    BuNos 68-16687 / 16986 : 300 OH-58A
    BuNos 69-16080 / 16379 : 300 OH-58A
    BuNos 70-15050 / 15649 : 600 OH-58A
    BuNos 71-20340 / 20865 : 526 OH-58A
    BuNos 71-20866 / 20939 : 74 COH-58A for Canada as 136201 / 136274 , later CH-136
    BuNos 72-21061 / 21460 : 400 OH-58A
    BuNos 73-21861 / 21934 : 74 OH-58A

    Most survivors converted to OH-58C variant

    BuNos 83-24129 / 24144 : rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 85-24690 / 24733 : ( c/n 43022 / 43065 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 86-8901 / 8939 : ( c/n 43066 / 43104 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 87-0725 / 0760 : ( c/n 43105 / 43140 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 88-0285 / 0320 : ( c/n 43141 / 43176 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 88-1840 / 1854 : export OH-58D ?
    BuNos 89-0082 / 0117 : ( c/n 43177 / 43212 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 90-0346 / 0381 : ( c/n 43213 / 43248 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 91-0536 / 0571 : ( c/n 43249 / 43284 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 92-0518 / 0545 : OH-58D
    BuNos 92-0571 / 0606 : ( c/n 43285 / 43320 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 93-0935 / 1035 : ( c/n 43321 / 43356 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 94-0050 / 0064 : ( c/n 43357 / 43371 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 94-00149 / 00186 : OH-58D
    BuNos 95-0003 / 0006 : OH-58D
    BuNos 95-00008 / 00036 : OH-58D
    BuNos 95-00072 / 00087 : OH-58D
    BuNos 96-0011 / 0041 : OH-58D
    BuNos 96-00113 / 00128 : ( c/n 43388 / 43403 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 97-00124 / 00136 : ( c/n 43404 / 43416 ) rebuilt OH-58A as OH-58D
    BuNos 97-1321 / 1322 : OH-58D
    BuNos 98-0058 / 0070 : OH-58D to Taiwan as 627 / 639

    From January 1999 through September 2011, 292 Kiowa Warriors were refitted under the Army Scout Safety Enhancement Program (SEP)

    from 2011, CASUP ( Cockpit and Sensor Upgrade Program ) is upgrading aircraft to the OH-58F variant

    On March 2014, the OH-58F CASUP program was directed to be canceled.

    The final flight of the OH-58D was at Felker Army Airfield / Joint Base Langley-Eustis on September 19, 2017.

    The OH-58C training helicopters at Fort Polk, LA were retired on July 9, 2020 and the ones at National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, CA followed.


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    Units


    YearsUnitsbold : Current base of the Unit
    2009/16AFTD Redstone Army Airfield
    Cairns AAF / Fort Rucker
    1989/001-183 AVN Gowen Field
    1988/153/17 CAV Hunter Army Airfield
    1987/1682nd CAB Simmons AAF
    1986/152/6 CAV Wheeler
    DE Illesheim / Storck Barracks
    Hood Army Airfield - Fort Hood
    1986/944/9th CAVFort Wainwright
    ??/102-151 AVN Birmingham
    Cecil Field



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