Gary's Combat Aircraft Reference Guide

FM 44-80:  OH-58


Country of Origin: USA.
Similar Aircraft: Hirundo A109, Lynx, UH-1 Iroquois, UH-1N Model 212.
Crew: One + observer.
Role: Utility, scout, observation.
Armament: 7.62-mm minigun.
Dimensions: Length: 31 ft (9.45 m). Rotor diameter: 33 ft, 4 in (10.16 m).


The OH-58 Kiowa is a single-engine, single-rotor, two-bladed observation helicopter. The crew consists of the pilot, pilot and copilot, pilot and gunner, or pilot and observer.


Wings: Two-blade main rotor on top of aircraft midsection.

Engine(s): One engine on top rear of midsection in a hump-like fairing.

Fuselage: Oval body, pointed nose, and tapered rear section to a mid-mounted tail boom.

Tail: Mid-mounted, rectangular flats. Swept-back and tapered fin that is boomerang-shaped. Rotor on the left.


Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Libya, Morocco, Nepal, Oman, North Yemen, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, USA, Venezuela.

More OH-58 Art

GTA 44-2-18:  OH-58 Front
GTA 44-2-18:  OH-58 Side
GTA 44-2-18:  OH-58 Bottom
GTA 44-2-10:  OH-58
FM 1-114:  OH-58 Side