|Armor||Front 0 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||250 L|
|Type||Airborne, Motorized, Support|
|SAM||FIM-92A Stinger (Infrared)|
Equipped with a more robust engine, the OH-58C was supposed to solve many issues and concerns regarding the Kiowa's power. In addition to the upgraded engine, the OH-58C had unique IR suppression systems mounted on its turbine exhaust. Early "C" models featured flat-panel windscreens as an attempt to reduce glint from the sun, which could give away the aircraft's location to an enemy. The windscreens had a negative effect of limiting the forward view of the crew, a previous strength of the original design.
The aircraft was also equipped with a larger instrument panel, roughly a third bigger than the OH-58A panel, which held larger flight instruments. The panel was also equipped with Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible cockpit lighting. The lights inside the aircraft are modified to prevent them from interfering with the aircrews' use of NVGs. OH-58C aircraft were also the first U.S. Army scout helicopter to be equipped with the AN/APR-39 radar detector, a system which allowed the crew to know when there were anti-aircraft radar systems in proximity to the aircraft.
The OH-58C/S aircraft were armed with two AIM-92 Stingers, the "S" referring to the Stinger installation. Called Air-To-Air Stinger (ATAS), the weapon system was intended to provide an air defense capability in the field.
|Type||SAM||No Weapon||No Weapon|
|Range|| Ground = N/A m|
Helicopters = 2275 m
Airplanes = 1820 m
|Rate of fire||20 s r/min|