Kaman Aircraft K-600 Huskie (OH-43 / UH-43 / HH-43)

Utility Helicopter

Kaman HH-43B Huskie Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) H5-4/05 115 © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Kaman K-600 / H-43 Huskie is a single-engine three-to-twelve-seat utility helicopter with intermeshing rotors produced by the US-American manufacturer Kaman Aircraft Corporation, today Kaman Aerospace Corporation. The Kaman K-600 was designated HUK-1 by the US Navy, the HOK-1 by the US Marine Corps and the H-43 by the US Air Force. In 1962 all variants in US military service were redesignated, HUK-1 to UH-43C, HOK-1 in OH-43D and H-43 in HH-43. The main roles were Search and Rescue and firefighting.
The first variants of the H-43 (HOK-1 / HUK-1 / H-43A) were piston engine powered with a slightly shorter fuselage than the HH-43B and HH-43F with a passenger seating for max. eight. The HH-43B was the main production variant.
Crew1
Passengers11
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelLycoming T53-L-1B
Engine Power641 kW860 shp
Speed193 km/h104 kts
  120 mph
Service Ceiling7.010 m23.000 ft
Range809 km437 NM
503 mi.
Empty Weight2.015 kg4.442 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight4.210 kg9.281 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)4
Main Rotor Diameter14,32 m46 ft 12 in
Rotor Disc Area161,1 m1734 ft
Length (Fuselage)7,67 m25 ft 2 in
Length14,32 m46 ft 12 in
Height3,85 m12 ft 8 in
First Flight1947
Production Statusout of production
Total Production365
ICAO CodeH43A H43B
Data for (Version)Kaman UH-43C Huskie
VariantsHOK-1 (OH-43D), HUK-1 (UH-43C), H-43A (HH-43A), H-43B (HH-43B), HH-43F

[Photo-ID: 6444] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Kaman HH-43B Huskie, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), H5-4/05, c/n 115, Karsten Palt, 2013Kaman
HH-43B Huskie
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: H5-4/05
c/n: 115
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 6445] Karsten Palt 2013-02-09
Kaman HH-43B Huskie, Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF), H5-4/05, c/n 115, Karsten Palt, 2013Kaman
HH-43B Huskie
Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF)
Reg.: H5-4/05
c/n: 115
 
Royal Thai Air Force Museum [Bangkok]
[Photo-ID: 13244] Karsten Palt 2016-10-10
Kaman HH-43B Huskie, United States Air Force (USAF), 62-4513, c/n 139, Karsten Palt, 2016Kaman
HH-43B Huskie
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 62-4513
c/n: 139
 
Castle Air Museum [Atwater, CA]
[Photo-ID: 10095] Karsten Palt 2014-05-30
Kaman HH-43B Huskie, United States Air Force (USAF), 62-4532, c/n 158, Karsten Palt, 2014Kaman
HH-43B Huskie
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 62-4532
c/n: 158
 
Air Mobility Command Museum [Dover AFB, DE]
[Photo-ID: 11070] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Kaman HH-43F Huskie, United States Air Force (USAF), 62-4531, c/n 157, Karsten Palt, 2015Kaman
HH-43F Huskie
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 62-4531
c/n: 157
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 7758] Karsten Palt 2013-09-01
Kaman HH-43F Huskie, United States Air Force (USAF), 62-4547, c/n 7608/174, Karsten Palt, 2013Kaman
HH-43F Huskie
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 62-4547
c/n: 7608/174
 
Hubschraubermuseum Bueckeburg [Bueckeburg]
[Photo-ID: 5431] Karsten Palt 2012-01-11
Kaman HH-43F Husky, United States Air Force (USAF), 60-0263, c/n 87, Karsten Palt, 2012Kaman
HH-43F Husky
United States Air Force (USAF)
Reg.: 60-0263
c/n: 87
 
National Museum of the United States Air Force [Dayton, Ohio / USA (Wright-Patterson AFB)]
[Photo-ID: 11071] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Kaman OH-43D Huskie, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 139974, c/n 21536, Karsten Palt, 2015Kaman
OH-43D Huskie
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 139974
c/n: 21536
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 5930] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Kaman UH-43D Huskie, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 139990, c/n SU-02, Karsten Palt, 2012Kaman
UH-43D Huskie
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 139990
c/n: SU-02
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]
[Photo-ID: 5931] Karsten Palt 2012-06-13
Kaman UH-43D Huskie, United States Marine Corps (USMC), 139990, c/n SU-02, Karsten Palt, 2012Kaman
UH-43D Huskie
United States Marine Corps (USMC)
Reg.: 139990
c/n: SU-02
 
Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum [San Diego, CA]