OH-6 Loach – Light Observation Helicopter

Brickmania
$175.00
Current Stock:
8
SKU:
BKM1081
Availability:
Ships in 1-3 business days.
Weight:
2.11 LBS
Shipping:
Calculated at Checkout
Designer:
George Hicks
Piece Count:
201 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
Minifigs:
2
Skill Level:
Sophomore (2 of 5)

About the OH-6 Loach – Light Observation Helicopter:

The light observation helicopter OH-6 Cayuse, or Loach (based on the LOH acronym), was a Vietnam-era helicopter designed with speed and maneuverability in mind. Setting 23 world records for speed, distance, and altitude, the Hughes Tool Company OH-6 entered service in September of 1966. Due to its unique shape, the Loach was given the nickname of “flying egg” or “killer egg.” The OH-6 carried two pilots and either four fully equipped troops or 950 lbs. of internal cargo. The OH-6 had advanced avionics for the period to aid in its reconnaissance and observation roles. For armament, the Loach carried an XM-75 grenade launcher or an XM-27 7.62mm machine gun pod with 2,000 rounds of ammunition attached to the cabin sides. The OH-6 participated in a wide range of missions throughout the war but was most effective at night. Its speed combined with high altitude flying allowed the Loach to go undetected in darkness.

The Loach served long after the Vietnam War in places such as Grenada and Panama, the Gulf Wars, Somalia, and the Balkans. After the failure of Operation Eagle Claw to rescue United States embassy staff from Iran, the U.S. Army realized it lacked the specialized crews to perform high-stress specialized operations. The creation of Task Force 160 shortly followed with the OH-6A selected as its primary helicopter.

Specifications:

Crew: 2
Armament: 1x 7.62 mm Minigun
Speed: 130 kn (150 mph, 240 km/h)
Range: 330 nmi (380 mi, 610 km) at 5,000 ft (1,524 m)

Additional information about this Brickmania® custom building kit:

This highly swooshable kit features and pair of custom minifigs and a mounted BrickArms® minigun. Custom printed details include the canopy, control panel, rotor blades, rear boom, front intake, insignias, and more. There are no stickers featured on this build.

Model Statistics:

Designed by George Hicks
201 LEGO®, BrickArms®, and Brickmania® elements
2x custom minifigs
Custom printed elements
Full-color printed building instructions
1/35th scale to match other Brickmania kits
Sophomore Skill Level (2-4 years building experience recommended)

All Brickmania® model kits are made of new-condition LEGO® bricks. This model comes disassembled and includes complete printed building instructions. This is a limited-edition kit and production may be discontinued at any time.

This is not a LEGO® Product. LEGO and the LEGO minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this product. The LEGO Group is not liable for any loss, injury or damage arising from the use or misuse of this product.