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Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

A record-breaking helicopter operated by the US Army during the Vietnam War will be on static display in the Air Tattoo's new Cold War Zone this summer.

The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse is a single-engined light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observations.

In 1966, shortly after production began of the OH-6, it set 23 world records for helicopters including speed, endurance and time to climb.

In the same year the aircraft entered service with the US Army and was deployed to Vietnam. The pilots dubbed the new helicopter 'Loach', a word created by the pronunciation of the acronym of LOH (Light Observation Aircraft).

The aircraft on display is operated by The Huey Team

“It was an epic spectacle, as magical as anything you've ever seen in the West End, and as loud as anything you've ever heard at Knebworth.”

Jeremy Clarkson, Television Presenter

“All the thrills, excitement and noise of a Grand Prix, but in the air!”

Jenson Button, Formula 1 Racing Driver

“This is the best airshow!”

Buzz Aldrin, Apollo 11 Astronaut

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