Specifications for the
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
Light Observation / Attack Helicopter
Focus Model: Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: Hughes Tool Company, Aircraft Division - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1966
Crew: 2 + 2
Length: 30.84 ft (9.4 m)
Width: 27.33 ft (8.33 m)
Height: 8.53ft (2.60 m)
Weight (Empty): 1,975 lb (896 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 3,549 lb (1,610 kg)
Powerplant: 1 x Allison T63-A-5A OR T63-A-700 turboshaft engine delivering 317 horsepower to a four-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor.
Maximum Speed: 175 mph (282 kmh; 152 kts)
Maximum Range: 267 miles (430 km)
Service Ceiling: 15,994 ft (4,875 m; 3.0 miles)
Rate-of-Climb: 2,067 feet-per-minute (630 m/min)
Hardpoints: 2 (if wingstub equipped)
Optional and variable (attack and special forces versions only). Can include a combination of the following across two fuselage wingstubs (though some weapons operated from cabin doors):
7.62mm M60 general purpose machine gun
7.62mm M134 minigun pod
12.7mm M2 Browning heavy machine gun pod
2.75" (70mm) Hydra 70 rocket pod (7 x rockets ea).
TOW Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) pod (2 x missiles ea).
AGM-114 Hellfire Anti-Tank (AT) missile pod (2 x missiles ea).
Also crew-served small arms of various kinds - sniper rifles, assault rifles and light machine guns as required.
YOH-6A - Prototype Designation
Dominican Republic; Denmark; Japan; Spain; Taiwan; United States