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Turbine Helicopter Bell OH-58 Helicopter Information
The Turbine Helicopter Bell OH-58 Kiowa series features single rotor, single engine military helicopters. Their primary uses were observation, direct fire support, and utility. The OH-58 model has been in continuous use since 1969 by the US Army.
The 58A seats two in either the 1 pilot, 2 pilots, or 1 pilot and 1 passenger configuration. The empty weight of the aircraft is 1,583 lbs (718 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 3,000 lbs (1,360 kg). The cruise speed is 102 kts (117 mph, 188 km/h) and the maximum speed is 120 kts (138 mph, 222 km/h). The aircraft is powered by an Allison T63-A-700 engine.