OH-55 Series Kiowa Scout Helicopter

The OH-58 Kiowa, as a scout helicopter, has the primary missions of reconnaissance, surveillance, and intelligence gathering. The latest version is the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, which has the additional mission capability of target acquisition and/or laser designation. It can operate during the day or night and in adverse weather. Under a program designated Prime Chance, some OH-58Ds have been retrofitted to carry air-to-air and air-to-ground weapons.

Length: 42.2 feet with rotors
Width: 7.9 feet
Height: 12.9 feet
Weight: 2.8 tons
2.3 tons (unarmed)
Speed: 149 miles per hour
Range: 288 miles
Crew: 2

ARMAMENT UNDER PRIME CHANCE (various combinations)
Stinger rmissiles
HELLFIRE missiles
Hydra 70 rockets
.50-caliber machine gun
7.62-mm. machine gun

Line Drawing: OH-58D

page created 11 June 2001

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