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Hughes TH-55 Osage - United States, 1961


Detailing the development and operational history of the Hughes TH-55 Osage Light Utility Helicopter.


 Entry last updated on 10/6/2016; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ¬©www.MilitaryFactory.com

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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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Hughes Model 269A Specifications



Service Year: 1961
Type: Light Utility Helicopter
National Origin: United States
Manufacturer(s): Hughes Helictopers - USA
Total Production: 2,800


Structural (Crew, Dimensions, Weights)



Operating Crew (Typical): 2
Overall Length: 28.87 feet (8.8 meters)
Overall Width: 24.93 feet (7.60 meters)
Overall Height: 7.87 feet (2.40 meters)

Weight (Empty): 893 lb (405 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 1,554 lb (705 kg)

Power / Performance (Engine Type, Top Speed)



Engine: 1 x Lycoming HIO-360-B1A engine developing 180 horsepower while driving a three-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.

Maximum Speed: 78 knots (90 mph; 145 kph)
Maximum Range: 203 nautical miles (234 miles; 376 km)
Service Ceiling: 14,633 feet (4,460 meters; 2.77 miles)

Armament / Mission Payload



None.

Global Operators (Customers, Users)



Algeria; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Haiti; Honduras; India; Japan; Sierra Leone; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; United States

Model Variants



TH-55 "Osage"
Model 269
Model 269A
Model 300
Model 300C


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