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Hughes TH-55 Osage

United States (1961)
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Around 2,800 examples of the nimble little Hughes TH-55 Osage were produced from 1961 to 1983.


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Any available statistics for the Hughes TH-55 Osage Light Utility Helicopter are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (90mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Hughes Model 269A's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Origin: United States
Year: 1961
Type: Light Utility Helicopter
Manufacturer(s): Hughes Helictopers - USA
Production: 2,800
Global Operators:
Algeria; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Haiti; Honduras; India; Japan; Sierra Leone; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; United States
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Hughes Model 269A model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
28.87 ft


Meters
8.8 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
24.93 ft


Meters
7.6 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
7.87 ft


Meters
2.4 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
893 lb


Kilograms
405 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
1,554 lb


Kilograms
705 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x Lycoming HIO-360-B1A engine developing 180 horsepower while driving a three-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
90 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
145 kph


Knots
78 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
234 mi


Kilometers
376 km


Nautical Miles
203 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
14,633 ft


Meters
4,460 m


Miles
2.77 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• TH-55 "Osage"
• Model 269
• Model 269A
• Model 300
• Model 300C