Gear: AH-6 Little Bird Attack Helicopter


AH-6 Little Bird Attack Helicopter

MD Helicopters
Category: Patrol Vehicles & Equipment
Subcategory: Aircraft
Price: Unknown
Average Rating:
(10 Votes)

General characteristics * Crew: 2 * Length: 32.6 ft (9.80 m) * Rotor diameter: 27.4 ft (8.30 m) * Height: 9.8 ft (3.0 m) * Empty weight: 1,591 lb (722 kg) * Useful load: 1,509 lb (684 kg) * Max takeoff weight: 3,100 lb (1,406 kg) * Powerplant: 1× One Allison T63-A-5A or T63-A-700 turboshaft, 650 hp (485 kW)- full rated power * Power, derated: for takeoff: 425 shp (317 kW); continuous: 375 shp (280 kW) * Fuselage Length: 24.6 ft (7.50 m) * Fuselage Width: 4.6 ft (1.4 m) * Rotor systems: 6 blades on main rotor, 4 blades on tail rotor * Useful Fuel capacity: 62 U.S. gal (242 L) or 403 lb (183 kg) Performance * Maximum speed: 152 knots (175 mph, 282 km/h) * Cruise speed: 135 knots (155 mph, 250 km/h) * Range: 232 nmi (430 km, 267 mi) at 5,000 ft * Service ceiling 18,700 ft (5,700 m) * Rate of climb: 2,061 ft/min (10.5 m/s) Armament * Guns: Two 7.62 mm M134 Minigun; Two .50 cal (12.7 mm) GAU-19 * Rockets: Two 2.75 in (70 mm) Hydra 70 rocket pods * Missiles: Four Hellfire missiles

Member Reviews

  • M203_max30
    Sevenfoldist, Mon, 18 Aug 2008 22:22:28 UTC.
    1st review

    Two M134 Miniguns, two 2.7in. Hydra 70 Rocket Pods, and four Hellfire missiles on ANY platform is something that you simply DO NOT mess with, lest ye be perforated, vaporized, discombobulated, dematerialized, and most importantly- dead. Very, very, VEEEEEEEEEEEEERY dead.

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    wars39, Sat, 03 Jan 2009 03:31:16 UTC.

    I've actually seen one of these in action very impressive.. The one I seen only had a mini gun.
    I was really shocked at how fast and maneuverable it is..
    Don't get on the wrong end of this jewel, you will be sorry..

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    Anonymous, Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:58:30 UTC.

    Actually flew in one of these as an observer back in the 50's at Ft. Indiantown Gap.Very light and manueverability excellent.

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    Pathfinder89, Thu, 23 Jul 2009 00:00:05 UTC.

    When you care enough to send the very best. Excellent choice for medium to major attitude adjustments. TOT +or- 30 seconds

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    Fireaxe, Sun, 06 Sep 2009 22:29:51 UTC.

    Was a Crew Chief on one of these in the early 80's when we were just standing up the 160th. Awesome bird, maneuverability that rivals even an AH-64 Apache. Fire power is amazing for this little Bird. Lift capability is more than you may think, especially with the right augmentation. Three years in this awesome Aircraft and I still get excited at the sight and sound of one

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    snufe09, Wed, 01 Dec 2010 16:57:01 UTC.

    its HOTT

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    krakin_13, Thu, 30 Dec 2010 15:00:54 UTC.

    Seen these used before, I don't know if the equipment is just that good or the pilots they get for them are above par but these little little black wasps were always where they needed to be and brought a hefty payload with them.

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    futuremarine1, Wed, 30 Mar 2011 18:01:48 UTC.

    blow blow blow your boat into to smitherines

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    CAZ, Tue, 16 Aug 2011 23:34:31 UTC.

    Had the pleasure of working with these while in the service and the men who flew them. They are some of the greatest people to know. These helicopters are simply awesome.

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  • shadow_officer, Wed, 31 Aug 2011 00:47:10 UTC.

    Love this little can get in and out of places quickly

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