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Hughes TH-55 Osage. A photo.
Hughes TH-55 Osage. A photo. Characteristics.

Hughes TH-55 Osage


Hughes TH-55 Osage - lightweight American training helicopter, rose for the first time in the air in 1956 Designed by HughesGelikopters for the US Army. Based on this, a civilian version of Hughes 269 was developed. The helicopter model 269 under license was built in Italy by Breda Nardi and in Japan by Kawasaki. Hughes 300S - modernized version of the helicopter Hughes 269. The first flight was in August 1984. After the purchase of Hughes Helicopter by McDonnell Douglas, the rights to the helicopter were sold to Schweizer. Helicopters with 1983 were produced under the name Schweizer 300C and 300СВ. Schweizer in 2004 was acquired by Sikorsky Aircraft. The helicopter from February 2009 is produced as Sikorsky S300C. The helicopter is widely used as an educational helicopter in civil and military flight schools and general aviation.


Hughes TH-55 Osage. A photo.

Hughes TH-55 Osage. A photo.

The helicopter is made on a single-screw scheme. Has a steering screw. Fermi construction fuselage made of steel pipes. Three-blade rotor, three-pivoted attachment of the blade. Two-blade steering propeller, aluminum pipe in the quality of the tail boom. Reciprocating engine HIO360D1A (mounted several modifications), carburetor in the model 300CV, injector in the SBi. Mechanical control of the helicopter, there is no hydraulic system in the control loop. The cabin is three-seater or two-seater (in the first case they put a removable seat between the right and left chairs for the passenger). The variant with double control is made for flight training. The helicopter can be equipped with inflatable floats to take off from the water.


Hughes TH-55 Osage. Photo booths

Hughes TH-55 Osage. Photo booths.


Features helicopter Hughes TH-55 Osage:



  • Crew: 1

  • The greatest number of passengers: 1-2

  • Powerplant: 1 × 6-cylinder PDAvcoLycoming HIO360D1A

  • Power: 180l.s

  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,18m

  • Length with rotating propellers: 9,40m

  • Height: 2,67m

  • Takeoff Weight: 930kg

  • Empty weight: 476kg

  • The speed at FL: 153 km / h

  • Ceiling: 3110m

  • Flight range with fuel reserve: 370km


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