Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

ICAO aircraft code OH6A
Manufacturer McDonnell Douglas
Country United States
New price USD .02 million (1966)

The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (nicknamed “Loach”, after the requirement acronym LOH—Light Observation Helicopter) is a single-engine light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observation.

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General

ICAO aircraft code
OH6A
Manufacturer
McDonnell Douglas
Manufactured
1965 - Present
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD .02 million (1966)

Aircraft performance

Engine:
1x Allison T63-A-5A
Turboshaft
Power:
317 HP
Max Cruise Speed:
130 Kts
241 Km/h
Travel range:
330 Nm
611 Kilometers
Service Ceiling:
15,800 feet
Rate of Climb:
2067 feet / minute
10.50meter / second

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
1,610 Kg
3,549 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
1,440 Kg
3,175 lbs
Max Payload:
713 Kg
1,572 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
62 gallon
233 liter

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About the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (nicknamed “Loach“, after the requirement acronym LOH—Light Observation Helicopter) is a single-engine light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observation. The helicopter derives its name from the Cayuse people. Hughes Helicopters also developed the Model 369 as a civilian helicopter, and the Hughes Model 500, currently produced by MD Helicopters as the MD 500.

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