OH-6A Cayuse

OH-6A Cayuse (HM84O)

Location: Annville, PA 17003 Lebanon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 25.993', W 76° 34.009'

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"Loach" Helicopter

The OH-6A Cayuse was designed as a military scout aircraft during the Vietnam War to meet the Army's need for an extremely maneuverable light observation helicopter. Nicknamed the "Loach" because of its LOH designation (light observation helicopter), the OH-6 was heavily relied upon in Southeast Asia. At peak production during the war, as many as 100 OH-6As were built per month. The Cayuse was used for command and control, observation, target acquisition and reconnaissance.

Entered Service: 1965
Builder: Hughes Aircraft Company
Crew: 1 or 2 pilots
Engine: Allison T63-A-5A
Length: 25 feet
Width: 6 feet
Height: 8 feet
Range: 500 miles
Aircraft No.: 017204 PA NG
Weapon System: If armed with the M-27 system, the OH-6 would contain a port (left) side mounting M-134 six-barrel, 7.62mm minigun or a 40mm grenade launcher on the XM8 armament system. In addition, an M-60D, 7.62mm machine gun could be mounted in the rear door openings.
HM NumberHM84O
Placed ByPennsylvania National Guard Military Museum
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 3:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 367103 N 4477020
Decimal Degrees40.43321667, -76.56681667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 25.993', W 76° 34.009'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 25' 59.58" N, 76° 34' 0.54" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 N SR 934, Annville PA 17003, US
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