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Hiller YOH-5A '624206' (really 62-4207)

Hiller entered it's model FH-1100 in to the U.S.Army's 1960 LOH (Light Observation Helicopter) competition, in which the type was designated as the OH-5. The competition was eventually won by the cheaper Hughes OH-6, but the FH-1100 went into production for the civilian market and the Royal Thai Police, with production continuing until 1973.

Built with the serial 62-4206, this machine was reserialled as 62-4207 when it was discovered that the serial of the first aircraft in the batch, YOH-4A 62-4201, clashed with a VC-140 Jetstar. The new serials, although allocated, were never applied and the aircraft remains painted as '624206', which is technically inaccurate, but historically correct!

c/n 4.

Stored in Building 6008.

U.S. Army Aviation Museum.

Fort Rucker.

Alabama, USA.

17-4-2013

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Taken on April 17, 2013