Kaman HOK-1 (OH-43D) 'Huskie'


Control Panel
  Base model:HOK
  Equivalent to: OH-43D OH43DOH-43D
  Designation System:U.S. Navy / Marines
  Designation Period:1944-1962
  Basic role:Helicopter, Observation
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  Length: 25' 7.6 m
  Height:15' 6" 4.7 m
  Wingspan: 47' 14.3 m
  Gross Weight: 6,800 lb 3,083 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney R-1340-52
  Horsepower (each): 600

  Max Speed: 110 mph 177 km/h 95 kt

Examples of this type may be found at
Pima Air & Space MuseumTucsonArizona

OH-43D on display

Pima Air & Space Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 L. santos
 , FL
Interesting the fact that in general historians have changed the Hok / Oh-43's MARINE and Navy name to "HUSKIE" when in Marine And Navy jargon it was known and only known as the HOK or HUK The Marines and Navy never operated the "Huskie"

L. Santos Ex VMO-1 HOK mec.
06/12/2012 @ 18:04 [ref: 59614]
 Dean Demmery
 Charlotte, NC
The photo of the HOK-1 submitted by Shawn Dorsch has the wrong BU number. The correct BU number is 139982 verified
by the data plate. It is part of our collection at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, NC.
We are still seeking a source for the left lower chin window. Please contact us if you know of a source.
01/05/2010 @ 09:03 [ref: 25522]
 Rhys R Talbot
 Montrose, CA
Was a crew chief on the HOK from Feb62 till Nov63 with VMO-6 & VMO-2.
An easy bird to fly, loved it.
09/12/2007 @ 13:58 [ref: 17911]
 W Wagemaker
 Granby, CT
Ref HOK, 81 were produced beginning in 1953. All were delivered to Marine Squadrons,initially at New River, N.C. The synchropter design is diferent in that no tail rotor is needed. Also the whole aircraft is within the rotor diameter. The rotor is controlled by mechanical linkage from the cockpit controls to the flap assemblies which are mounted on each of the four rotor blades. Flap movement causes the wooden rotor blade to twist imparting movement to the airframe. The flap is mounted about two thirds the rotor diameter. Sme basic system used on all Kaman designed helicopters.
02/09/2007 @ 11:41 [ref: 15466]
 jacksonville, FL
My Father (Bob Currie)was in HMX-1 1957-1959, was aircrew on HOK and HR2S.
10/25/2006 @ 12:03 [ref: 14560]
 Shawn A Dorsch
 Charlotte, NC
The Carolinas Aviation Museum has a Kaman HOK-1 in our collection. We are in the process of fabricating a missing door, and it will then be completed and placed in our new hangar in late 2005


02/07/2005 @ 18:23 [ref: 9387]


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