MD Helicopters

The company began in 1947 as a unit of Hughes Aircraft, then was part of the Hughes Tool Company

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OH-6 Cayuse

The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (nicknamed "Loach", after the requirement acronym LOH—Light Observation Helicopter) is a single-engine light helicopter with a four-bladed main rotor used for personnel transport, escort and attack missions, and observation. Hughes Helicopters also developed the Model 369 as a civilian helicopter, and the Hughes Model 500, currently produced by MD Helicopters as the MD 500.
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MD 500C / (369H) / (369HS) / (369HE)

(369H) Commercial variant of the OH6 powered by an Allison 250-C18B. (369HS) Commercial variant of the OH6 powered by an Allison 250-C20. (369HE) A 369HS with higher standard interior fittings, Certified in 1969
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MD 500D (369D)

New commercial version from 1976 powered by an Allison 250-C20B rated at 420 shp; certified in 1976.
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MD 500E (369E)

Executive version of the 500D with recontoured nose; certified in 1982.
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MD 520N

NOTAR (NO TAil Rotor) version of the 500E, certified in 1991. Powered by Rolls Royce (formerly Allison) 250-C20R/2 rated at 450 shp.
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MD 530F (369F)

Hot and high version of the 500E powered by a Rolls Royce (formerly Allison) 250-C30P rated at 650 shp (485 kW), certified in 1984.
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MD 600N

It is a stretched eight-seat development of the five-seat MD 520N helicopter.
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MD 902 EXPLORER

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