OH-58C Helicopter

fknoll

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Hi All,

Just thought I'd share a few photos of our Bell OH-58C Kiowa Scout helicopter. It was built in 1971 and missed out on Viet Nam. It served as a Command and Control helicopter during Desert Storm then came back to the States as a training aircraft at Ft. Campbell, KY. We've flown her to a number of airshows including Oshkosh in 2014. She's powered by a 420 horsepower Rolls Royce 250-C20C turboshaft engine. The first photo shows the helicopter during Desert Storm with her crew chief. Everything is very much original except for the transponder and the high skids. The C model OH-58's are easily distinguished by their flat panel windshields and the air-cooled exhaust stacks to lower the heat signature. Last photo shows her flying south along the Mississippi just north of St. Louis.

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marchplumber

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Hi All,

Just thought I'd share a few photos of our Bell OH-58C Kiowa Scout helicopter. It was built in 1971 and missed out on Viet Nam. It served as a Command and Control helicopter during Desert Storm then came back to the States as a training aircraft at Ft. Campbell, KY. We've flown her to a number of airshows including Oshkosh in 2014. She's powered by a 420 horsepower Rolls Royce 250-C20C turboshaft engine. The first photo shows the helicopter during Desert Storm with her crew chief. Everything is very much original except for the transponder and the high skids. The C model OH-58's are easily distinguished by their flat panel windshields and the air-cooled exhaust stacks to lower the heat signature. Last photo shows her flying south along the Mississippi just north of St. Louis.

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Sa-WEET! Pulled a few hours maint on similar birds, hydraulics mainly. Neat little bird!! Thanks for sharing and bringin back some good memories!
 

68t

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Looks great, MY aviation unit had several of the OH58, Also had the 58D. I went to school at Fort Eustice for the OH58, 58D, but did not do a lot of work on them. Glad you folks has one.A huey and Blackhawk crewchief,
 

EnteJager

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Nice, I have about 1000 hrs in flat glass C time, we only had one on high skids which was great flying Ft. Bliss and landing in the desert.
 

Tinstar

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Great Bird.
Underpowered as usual.

We had a few in the unit's early days.
Used them to play hide and seek.
Little birds are a lot more fun.
 
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