Hughes Helicopters Airplanes and Aircrafts

List of all Hughes Helicopters airplanes and aircraft types, with images, specs, and other information. These active and retired Hughes Helicopters planes are listed in alphabetical order, but if you're looking for a particular aircraft you can look for it using the "search" bar. The Hughes Helicopters aircrafts on this list include all planes, jets, helicopters, and other flying vehicles ever made by Hughes Helicopters. Unless you're an aviation expert you probably can't think of every aircraft made by Hughes Helicopters, so use this list to find a few popular Hughes Helicopters planes and helicopters that have been used a lot in the course of history.

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  • Boeing AH-64 Apache
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    The Boeing AH-64 Apache is a four-blade, twin-turboshaft attack helicopter with a tailwheel-type landing gear arrangement, and a tandem cockpit for a two-man crew. It features a nose-mounted sensor suite for target acquisition and night vision systems. It is armed with a 30 mm M230 chain gun carried between the main landing gear, under the aircraft's forward fuselage. It has four hardpoints mounted on stub-wing pylons, typically carrying a mixture of AGM-114 Hellfire missiles and Hydra 70 rocket pods. The AH-64 has a large amount of systems redundancy to improve combat survivability. The Apache originally started as the Model 77 developed by Hughes Helicopters for the United States Army's ...more
    • Type: Attack helicopter
    • Manufacturer: Boeing, Hughes Aircraft Company, McDonnell Douglas, Hughes Helicopters, Boeing Defense
    • Length (m): 17.73
    • Wingspan (m): 14.63
    • Accidents: AH-64 Apache Lebanon 2006 collision, AH-64 Apache Afghanistan 2012 crash, AH-64 Apache Albania 1999 crash, AH-64 Apache Operation Dessert Storm 1991 crash
  • Hughes XH-17
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    Hughes XH-17

    The XH-17 "Flying Crane" was the first helicopter project for the helicopter division of Hughes Aircraft. The XH-17, which had a two-bladed main rotor system with a diameter of 134 feet, was capable of flying at a gross weight of more than 50,000 pounds.
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters
    • Length (m): 16.23
    • Wingspan (m): 39.62
    • Maiden Flight: Oct 23 1952
  • Hughes OH-6 Cayuse
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    Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

    The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse is a single-engine light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observation. Hughes Helicopters also developed the Model 369 as a civilian helicopter, the Hughes Model 500, currently produced by MD Helicopters as the MD 500.
    • Type: Light observation helicopter
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters
    • Introduced: Jan 01 1966
    • Wingspan (m): 8.33
    • Maiden Flight: Feb 27 1963
  • Hughes XV-9
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    Hughes XV-9

    The Hughes XV-9 was a 1960s American high-speed research helicopter built by Hughes Helicopters .
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters
  • McDonnell Douglas MD 500 Defender
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    McDonnell Douglas MD 500 Defender

    The McDonnell Douglas Helicopter Systems MD 500 Defender is a light multi-role military helicopter based on the MD 500 light utility helicopter.
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters, MD Helicopters
    • Length (m): 7.01
    • Wingspan (m): 8.03
    • Maiden Flight: Jan 01 1976
  • MD Helicopters MD 500

    The MD Helicopters MD 500 series is an American family of light utility civilian and military helicopters. The MD 500 was developed from the Hughes 500, a civilian version of the US Army's OH-6A Cayuse/Loach. The series currently includes the MD 500E, MD 520N, and MD 530F.
    • Type: Light utility helicopter
    • Manufacturer: Hughes Helicopters, MD Helicopters
    • Length (m): 9.93