Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

 

 

 

Attribution
Overview
Parent type OH-58
Variant *No Variant assigned
Design authority Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Primary manufacturer Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
Key Characteristics
Operational status Operational
Max gross weight (ground) 2,495 n/a 2,495 n/a
Crew 2
Seating arrangement Side-by-side
Configuration
VTOL type Helicopter
Compound type None
Lift configuration Single main rotor
Control device type Tail rotor
Features
Number of engines 2
Number of propulsors 0
Number of lift devices 1
Number of control devices 1
Milestones associated with the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
1983 First flight of the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

 

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Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

 

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Royal Canadian Air Force No longer flying
United States Army No longer flying

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

 

Forum Proceedings related to the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

AHIP: The OH-58D From Conception to Production
F.D. Harris, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc

 

Commercial Operations and Support Savings Initiative for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
Kuck, Kristopher

 

Development and Validation of the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior High Fidelity Flight Simulation Model
S. Sarathy, Jerry Higman, Georgia Institute of Technology

 

Development of a Fatigue Life Management System for Dynamic Components on the OH-58D Kiowa
Brian Tucker, Joshua Mochache, Ronald Hobbs, Rebecca Yu, Bell Helicopter Textron and Terry Baker, U. S. Army Aviation Engineering Directorate

 

Improved Handling Qualities for the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior in the Degraded Visual Environment
Tom Berger, University Affiliated Research Center; Mark Tischler, AFDD; Chris Blanken, AFDD; Brian Fujizawa, AFDD; Jeffrey Harding, Harding Consulting, Inc; Christopher Borden, AED; Larry Cothren, AFTD; James Wright, AFTD; David Arterburn, Kiowa Warrior PMO; Matthew Pfrommer, Kiowa Warrior PMO

 

OH-58D Pylon Side Beam Life Using Usage Loads Monitoring vs Traditional Lifing Methodology
Chris Hodges, Katherine Troncalli, Theresa Kinney, and Christopher Lyman, U.S. Army

 

OH-58D Tail Boom Crack Detection System
Amrita Kumar, David Zhang, Franklin Li, Shawn Beard, Howard Chung, Patrick Pollock, Sang Jun Lee, Mark Pappakostas, Roy Ikegami, Acellent Technologies, Inc.; Nathaniel Bordick, AATD; Chris Hodges, ASH PMO

 

OH-58D Tail Boom Crack Detection System
Amrita Kumar, David Zhang, Franklin Li, Shawn Beard, Howard Chung, Patrick Pollock, Sang Jun Lee, Mark Pappakostas, Roy Ikegami, Acellent Technologies, Inc.; Nathaniel Bordick, AATD; Chris Hodges, ASH PMO

 

OH-58D(I) Kiowa Warrior Transient Powertrain Speed Characteristics Test In the Frequency Domain
Major Jeffrey N. Williams and CW3 Jacob M. Howard, U.S. Army Aviation Technical Test Center, Jay W. Fletcher, NASA Ames Research Center

 

Re-Evaluation of OH-58D Dynamic Component Lives When Incorporating a Revised Usage Spectrum
Bullock, John; Parker, Staci

 

The OH-58D Kiowa Warrior: The Spirit of the Cavalry and The Enemy's Worst Nightmare
COL Ted D. Cordrey and CPT Robert M. (Mike) Cumbie, U.S. Army

 

Vibration Measurements of an OH-58D Helicopter Planetary Gear Under Operating Conditions
Ericson, Tristan; Parker, Robert

 

 

Vertiflite articles related to the Bell OH-58D

Vertiflite, March/April 1992

Bell's OH-58D Proves Its Reliability -

 

Vertiflite, November/December 1984

OH-58D - The Army's New Aeroscout -

 

 

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April 2017

 

AHS Forum 68 Best Papers

 

 

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Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

 

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Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior

Aircraft Notes

Ref. Author(s) Title Source Date Type
59 Army National Guard Warrior Training Center Air Assault School Handbook TM 1-1520-248-10 2013 Other
  Overall height includes sensor mast
61 US Dept. of the Army Operators Manual for Army OH-58D Helicopter TM 1-1520-248-10 1999 Book