TH-55 Trainer 1/30
The TH-55 Trainer or better known as the TH-55 Osage was two-seater light pilot training helicopter used by the U.S Army. The Trainer was initially designed as a fully-glazed cockpit with seating for two pilots or a pilot and passenger. It also had an open-framework fuselage and a three-blade articulated rotor. Manufactured by Hughes Helicopters the TH-55 Trainer first flew in October 1956. It was produced as the Model 269 family of light utility helicopters some of which were marketed as the Model 300.
Also known as the Hughes 269 was created with a fully articulated counter-clockwise rotating three-bladed main rotor and a two-bladed tail rotor that would remain as distinctive characteristics of all its variants. It also has shock absorber-dampened skid-type landing gear. The flight controls are directly linked to the control surfaces of the helicopter so there is no hydraulics in the 269. There are generally two sets of controls although this was optional on the civil 269A. The TH-55 Trainer was powered by a Lycoming O-360-C2B four-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine providing a top speed of 136 km/h and a flying time of 2.6 hours.
Adult Collectible Model: Not Intended for Children Under 16