Aircraft 68-16864 Data

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1968 Bell OH-58A Kiowa C/N 40178

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Latest photos of 68-16864
  • 68-16864 @ ALO - Here's the old girl's instrument panel.  It's been upgraded, but still looks oh so familiar! - by Bookie by Bookie @ ALO
  • 68-16864 @ ALO - Here's the lower portion of the pilot's station.  The pedals have not been replaced and show much wear.  I've got a lot of hours in this cockpit and lots of fond memories. - by Bookie by Bookie @ ALO
  • 68-16864 @ ALO - The data stencil on the old girl's left side behind the door.  Even with all the modifications, she's still an A model. - by Bookie by Bookie @ ALO
  • 68-16864 @ ALO - 864 as she now appears togged out for her new role of drug interdiction in Iowa.  She may be 43 years old, but she's still in the thick of it catching the bad guys.   - by Bookie by Bookie @ ALO

Airframe Info

Model:OH-58A Kiowa    Search all Bell OH-58A Kiowa
Year built:1968
Construction Number (C/N):40178
Aircraft Type:Rotorcraft
Number of Seats:2
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Turbo-shaft
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Allison T63-A-720


Registration Number:68-16864


Address:, Waterloo, IA
United States

User Comments

John Lockwood, 2010-07-10 00:00:00
 68-16864 was one of six aircraft assigned to 120th Avn Company in Vietnam. Others were 68-16779, 790, 827, 831, and one I do not remember. Good to see the old bird is still going.
John Lockwood, 2010-08-29 00:00:00
 I worked on and flew as gunner on 864 in Vietnam. I was lucky enough to visit her, along with CW2 Bookout, one of my pilots 40 years ago at the Iowa National Guard unit she is assigned to now.