Bell Helicopter OH-58 Kiowa / TH-57 SeaRanger

Light Utility Helicopter

Bell OH-58 Kiowa © Karsten Palt
Photo ©: Karsten Palt
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a single-engine light military utility helicopter produced by the US-American manufacturer Bell Helicopter Company, today Bell Helicopter Textron.
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is the military variant of the commercial Bell 206 JetRanger.
Crew1
Passengers4
Propulsion1 Turboshaft Engine
Engine ModelAllison 250-C20
Engine Power298 kW400 shp
Speed222 km/h120 kts
  138 mph
Service Ceiling6.401 m21.000 ft
Range450 km243 NM
280 mi.
Empty Weight840 kg1.852 lbs
max. Takeoff Weight1.520 kg3.351 lbs
Rotor Blades (main/tail)2/2
Main Rotor Diameter10,16 m33 ft 4 in
Tail Rotor Diameter1,65 m5 ft 5 in
Rotor Disc Area81,1 m873 ft
Length (Fuselage)9,81 m32 ft 2 in
Length11,82 m38 ft 9 in
Height2,91 m9 ft 7 in
First Flight10.01.1966 (JetRanger)
Production Statusout of production
Total Productionca. 2200
Developed fromBell 206
Data for (Version)Bell OH-58B Kiowa

[Photo-ID: 11574] Karsten Palt 2015-08-22
Bell Helicopter CH-136 (OH-58A) Kiowa, Canadian Armed Forces, 136255, c/n 44055, Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
CH-136 (OH-58A) Kiowa
Canadian Armed Forces
Reg.: 136255
c/n: 44055
 
Polish Aviation Museum [Krakow]
[Photo-ID: 10900] Karsten Palt 2015-06-03
Bell Helicopter OH-58A Kiowa, United States Army, 69-16112, c/n 40333, Karsten Palt, 2015Bell Helicopter
OH-58A Kiowa
United States Army
Reg.: 69-16112
c/n: 40333
 
Pima Air and Space Museum [Tucson, AZ]
[Photo-ID: 7697] Karsten Palt 2013-10-13
Bell Helicopter OH-58A Kiowa, United States Army, 72-21256, c/n 41922, Karsten Palt, 2013Bell Helicopter
OH-58A Kiowa
United States Army
Reg.: 72-21256
c/n: 41922
 
Aviation Museum of Kentucky [Lexington]