The Small But Powerful U.S. Made Helicopter: MD-530F Cayuse Warrior (60FPS HD VIDEO)
The MD 530F Cayuse Warrior is an armed variant of the OH-6 Cayuse light observation helicopter built by MD Helicopters. The multipurpose armed helicopter enhances scout attacks, armed escorts and close air attack capabilities of the Afghan Air Force. The helicopter can be deployed in tactical, reconnaissance and transport operations, as well as carry out airborne law enforcement, executive and personnel transport, air medical services, search-and-rescue (SAR), firefighting and other public safety missions.
The Afghan Air Force has deployed MD 530F helicopters in the Rotary Wing Flight Training Programme since 2011. The program was conducted by the U.S. Army Security Assistance Training Management Organization in Shindand. The MD 530F helicopter features modular design and FAA-certified, high-capacity, extended landing gear. The airframe is attached with tinted doors and windows on the left and right sides.
And for good measure here’s another video of some cockpit flying:
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