Didn't MD (McDonnell-Douglas) take over production quite a few years back? I think the MD 500 series has been in use for a while now. I really like the NOTAR version (although I don't think it's popularity really took off ;-)
Army designator OH6. Factory called it Hughes 500. The FAA somehow (don't know if it this was decided by then Hughes or the FAA, recognized it as a Hughes 369A. About early 80's they modified the tail, adding a "T" type tail, changed from two bladed tail rotar to four, and (FWIR) from a four to a five main rotar system. I think that was the 500D, aka 369E.It's like flying a turbo 911S Porsche....
Nice Loach. Does the gunner have a c-ration can screwed to the left side of that pig, I wonder?
Needs some rocket pods, huge speakers, and a reel-to-reel tape player with Wagner spooled up.(Yes, I know Col. Kilgore & co. flue Hueys...)
I bear Delta and the Nighthawks are fond of the "Little birds".....
My son Tim was a crew chief for the Nighthawks.
You must be pretty proud. That was an incredible bunch of airmen.
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