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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2023 8:37 p.m. PST

… Favored By Pilots In Vietnam.

"The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse was a revolutionary rotorcraft operated during the Vietnam War. Adopted after the company behind its design deceived the US Army, the "Loach" helicopter, as it was better known, fast became the primary chopper flown in Vietnam. Almost as soon as production began, however, it was replaced by a competitor's model…"


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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2023 1:00 a.m. PST

"The primary chopper"?

Numerically, surely not

Ferd4523119 Sep 2023 5:09 a.m. PST

It was/is a thing of beauty. H

Major Mike19 Sep 2023 6:26 a.m. PST

Not that the large investment in Bell Helicopters by Lady Bird Johnson had anything to do with the selection of the UH-58. There is a reason the OH-6 and it's variants were and still are used by the military. It is good at what it does and is considered crash worthy.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Sep 2023 3:40 p.m. PST



Nine pound round19 Sep 2023 7:01 p.m. PST

It's hard to take an article seriously when you find a gross glaring error on the first page. She has plainly never heard of a UH-1…..

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Sep 2023 3:10 p.m. PST



StillSenneffe25 Sep 2023 8:15 a.m. PST

If anyone's interested in the OH-6 and US helis of that era in general, this video is worth watching.

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP25 Sep 2023 3:46 p.m. PST



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