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Hughes TH-55 Osage

Light Utility Helicopter

Hughes TH-55 Osage

Light Utility Helicopter

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SPECIFICATIONS
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



Around 2,800 examples of the nimble little Hughes TH-55 Osage were produced from 1961 to 1983.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 1961
MANUFACTURER(S): Hughes Helictopers - USA
PRODUCTION: 2,800
OPERATORS: Algeria; Brazil; Colombia; Costa Rica; Haiti; Honduras; India; Japan; Sierra Leone; Spain; Sweden; Taiwan; Thailand; Turkey; United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Hughes TH-55 Osage model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 2
LENGTH: 28.87 feet (8.8 meters)
WIDTH: 24.93 feet (7.6 meters)
HEIGHT: 7.87 feet (2.4 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 893 pounds (405 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 1,554 pounds (705 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Lycoming HIO-360-B1A engine developing 180 horsepower while driving a three-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.
SPEED (MAX): 90 miles-per-hour (145 kilometers-per-hour; 78 knots)
RANGE: 234 miles (376 kilometers; 203 nautical miles)
CEILING: 14,633 feet (4,460 meters; 2.77 miles)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• TH-55 "Osage"
• Model 269
• Model 269A
• Model 300
• Model 300C






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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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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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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue