OH-58

 

 

 

Attribution

Attribution
Design Authority
Company Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.
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Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
Bell OH-58F Kiowa Warrior
Type History
Prototype first flight
Production first flight
First entered service

OH-58

 

OH-58

Members of the OH-58 family not yet added to Vertipedia - coming soon!
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  Type Certificate Data Sheets

EAS.IM.R.512 - European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), EU - 2012

Type Certificate Data Sheet No. H2SW - Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), US - 2015

 
 

OH-58

 
Forum Proceedings related to the OH-58

A Comparison of Stationary and Non-Stationary Transforms for Early Fault Detection in the OH-58A Main Transmission
Paul D. Samuel, University of Maryland; Darryll J. Pines, University of Maryland; David G. Lewicki, Army Research Laboratory

 

A Comparison of Stationary and Non-Stationary Transforms for Early Fault Detection in the OH-58A Main Transmission
Paul D. Samuel, University of Maryland; Darryll J. Pines, University of Maryland; David G. Lewicki, Army Research Laboratory

 

AHIP: The OH-58D From Conception to Production (2nd edition, corrected, enlarged)
F.D. Harris, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. 

Note: the original, 10 page paper as published is also available.

 

AHIP: The OH-58D From Conception to Production (as published)
F.D. Harris, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc. Note: this was later expanded into a corrected, 2nd edition that spanned 112 pages.

 

An Experimental Comparison of Transmission Vibration Responses from OH-58 and AH-1 Helicopters
Edward M. Huff, NASA Ames Research Center; Irem Y. Tumer, NASA Ames Research Center; Marianne Mosher, NASA Ames Research Center

 

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

 

Design of a Flow Diverting Device for OH-58A+ Helicopters
Lewis, William D.; Mulnick, Matthew P.

 

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

 

Environmental Development U.S. Army OH-58A Light Observation Helicopter
Myron M. Kawa, Bell Helicopter Company

 

Experimental Analysis of Mast Lifting and Bending Forces on Vibration Patterns Before and After Pinion Reinstallation in an OH-58 Transmission Test Rig
Edward M. Huff, NASA Ames Research Center; Irem Y. Tumer, NASA Ames Research Center; Eric Barszcz, NASA Ames Research Center; David G. Lewicki, NASA Ames Research Center; Harry Decker, NASA Ames Research Center; James J. Zakrajsek, NASA Ames Research Center

 

Experimental Design of a 38% Scale OH-58F Kiowa Warrior Wind Tunnel Test Model
Joshua Ballard, Jacobs Technology, Inc., Philip Tanner and Preston Martin, U.S. Army Aviation Development Directorate

 

Flight Testing Flow Diverting Devices on an OH-58A+ for Applications to an MH-6 Helicopter
Lewis, William D.; McDougall, Kelly E.

 

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-58 Block II Control Law Upgrades
Shyhpyng Shue and Eric Carlson and John Schillings and Mike Bothwell, Bell Helicopter

 

OH-58 Tailboom Damage Detection Study
Stephen Conlon, Samuel Evans, Edward Smith, Peter Romano and Andrew Barnard, The Pennsylvania State University

 

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

 

Program And Operational Highlights Of The Armed OH-58D Kiowa Warrior
Myron Michael Kawa, Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc.; Jack M. Van Kirk, US Army Program Executive Office - Aviation

 

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

 

Results of the Reliability and Maintainability Demonstration of the OH-58A Light Observation Helicopter
J. A. Gean, J. H. Ringgold, Bell Helicopter

 

Sun Gear Fault Detection on an OH-58C Helicopter Transmission
Adrian Hood and Darryll Pines, University of Maryland

 

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 featuring the OH-58

Vertiflite, March 1969

OH-58A Nicknamed Kiowa

 

Vertiflite, March/April 1992

Bell's OH-58D Proves Its Reliability - Gallagher Jr., John E. (Bell Helicopter Textron)

 

Vertiflite, May/June 2013

Stretching the Scout - The U.S. Army integrates cockpit displays and sensors for OH-58F upgrade - Colucci, Frank

 

Vertiflite, November/December 1984

OH-58D - The Army's New Aeroscout - Forster, William H. (Advanced Scout Helicopter)