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The hot and high version of the McDonnell Douglas MD 500 is the MD 530F. The 530F is powered by an Allison 250-C30 turboshaft engine. The cruise speed is 135 kts (155mph, 250 km/h) and the maximum speed is 152 kts (175 mph, 282 km/h). The empty weight of the aircraft is 1,591 lbs (722 kg) and the maximum takeoff weight is 3,550 lbs (1,610 kg).