| McDonnell Douglas |
|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Operational Range||509 km|
|Type||Recon Helicopter (?)|
One of the world's most successful and useful light turbine helicopters, the Hughes/McDonnell Douglas/MD Helicopters 500 series began life as Hugheswon the US Army observation helicopter contest with the YOH-6A Cayuse, which first flew in February 1963.
The engineering and certification designation for all military and civil variants of this helicopter type is Hughes Model 369. It was offered in basic five and seven seat configurations.