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McDonnell-Douglas MD 530 / AH-6


Military variants known as Defenders (AH-6E, MH-6F) carry TOW missiles, FLIR, mast-mounted sight, etc.
The Model 530 Defender (has refined aerodynamics and more power the OH-6), and AH-6 (Model 530 version for US Special Forces).

February 19, 1999 : Boeing sold MD commercial line to RDM The dutch company bought the ex Mc Donnell Douglas models MD 500E and MD 530F single-engine helicopters with conventional tail rotors, the MD 520N and MD 600N single-engine NOTAR helicopters and the MD Explorer series of twin-engine, eight-place helicopters.




Engine: 1 x Allison 250- C20B turboshaft, 420 shp (313 kW)

Engine: 1 x Allison 250-C30, 650 shp
Instant pwr: 313 kW
Rotor dia: 8.35 m
MTOW: 1405 kg
Useful load: 685 kg
Max cruise: 135 kts
Max range: 381 km
HIGE: 14,300 ft
HOGE: 12,000 ft
Crew: 1
Pax: 3
Seats: 5

530MG Defender
Engine: 1 x Allison 250-C30
Installed pwr: 317 kW
Rotor dia: 8.4 m
Fuselage length: 9.8 m
No. Blades: 5
Empty wt: 664 kg
MTOW: 1610 kg
Payload: 901 kg
Max speed: 240 kph
ROC: 505 m/min
Ceiling: 4200 m
HIGE: 2315 m
HOGE: 1770 m
Fuel cap (+aux): 240 lt ( 80 lt )
Range: 443 km
Crew: 1
Pax: 5



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