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TH-6B helicopter

The TH-6B aircraft is a four-place, dual control, single engine helicopter. It is equipped with a single main rotor, tail rotor, and an oleo damped, skid-type landing gear. The four-bladed main rotor system is fully articulated, with rotary-friction lead-lag or linear elastometric dampers. The tail rotor is a two-bladed anti-torque rotor of the semi-rigid type. The aircraft is powered by a single turbo shaft engine that is mounted in the aft fuselage section directly behind that cabin. Power is supplied to the rotors through a main transmission, a tail rotor transmission, and interconnecting drive shafts.
The TH-6B is the Navy derivative of the MD-369H. The TH-6B is an integral part of the United States Naval Test Pilot School’s test pilot training syllabus. The aircraft and associated instrumentation and avionics are used for the in-flight instruction and demonstration of flying qualities, performance and missions systems flight test techniques.
Point Of Contact
Naval Air Systems Command Public Affairs Department 47123 Buse Road, Unit IPT Bldg. 2272, Suite 075 Patuxent River, MD 20670-5440 (301) 757-1487
General Characteristics
Primary Function: Training helicopter for US Naval Test Pilot School
Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Helicopters, Inc.
Date Deployed: 1992
Length: 30 feet 4 inches
Height: 7 feet 6.7 inches
Weight: Basic Weight: 1,138 pounds; Maximum Gross Weight : 2,550 pounds
Airspeed: 130 knots Maximum
Ceiling: 15,000+ feet.
Range: 300 miles Maximum
Crew: Two
Armament: None
Last Update: 20 February 2009