Bell OH-58 Kiowa

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The Bell OH-58 Kiowa is a family of single-engine, single-rotor, military helicopters used for observation, utility, and direct fire support. Bell Helicopter manufactured the OH-58 for the United States Army based on its Model 206A JetRanger helicopter. The OH-58 was in continuous U.S. Army service from 1969 to 2017, when it was retired and replaced in this role by the AH-64 Apache.

The latest model, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior, is primarily operated in an armed reconnaissance role in support of ground troops. The OH-58 has been exported to Austria, Canada, Croatia, the Dominican Republic, Taiwan, and Saudi Arabia. It has also been produced under license in Australia and the United Kingdom.

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  • Afghanistan
    • Afghan Air Force
  • Australia
    • Austalian Army
    • Royal Australian Navy
  • Austria
    • Austrian Air Force
  • Canada
    • Royal Canadian Air Force
  • Republic of China
    • Republic of China Army
  • Croatia
    • Croatian Air Force
  • Dominican Republic
    • Dominican Air Force
  • Greece
    • Hellenic Army
  • Saudi Arabia
    • Royal Saudi Air Force
    • Royal Saudi Land Forces
  • Tunisia
    • Tunisian Air Force
  • Turkey
    • Turkish Land Forces
  • United Kingdom
    • British Army
  • United States
    • United States Army