Aircraft Photo of 94-00063 / 40063 | Bell OH-58D (1) Kiowa Warrior | USA - Army | AirHistory.net #121447
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:94-00063
Serial Painted:40063
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 206 JetRanger
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 206/406 JetRanger
Aircraft Version:Bell OH-58D (1) Kiowa Warrior
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
Unit Markings:D/2-17th CAV
C/n (msn):43370
Location
City / Airport:KandaharMap
Country:Afghanistan
Airport Codes:ICAO: OAKN   IATA: KDH   Local: -   Other: -
 
Photo Date:15 March 2008
Photo by:Stephan de Bruijn
Photo ID: 121447
Photo Comment

The OH-58D(I) Kiowa Warrior is equipped with the most distinctive feature of the Kiowa family, the Mast Mounted Sight (MMS). This MMS is a kind of beach ball perched on top of the rotor blades that is equipped with a gyro-stabilized television system (TVS), a thermal imaging system (TIS), and a laser range finder/designator (LRF/D). The 94-00063 unfortunately crashed a few months after this picture was taken during a post maintenance test flight from Kandahar. The crash was caused by technical failure during an autorotation landing.

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