The Bell OH-58 Kiowa, later designated CH-136 Kiowa, comprises a family of single-engine, single-rotor military helicopters used for observation, utility, and direct fire support. Bell Helicopter manufactured the OH-58 for the United States Army based on its Model 206A JetRanger helicopter. Bell had previously competed against 12 other companies as part of a proposal made by the United States Navy to create a light observation helicopter but fell short against rival companies. However, this led to the production of the Bell 206A, which eventually won the re-opened competition in 1967. The aircraft was designated as the OH-58A by the U.S. Army, and following timely naming conventions, it was given the Kiowa designation as well.
Red Box is delighted to present an extensive range of ground power and support equipment for this aircraft, including tugs, ground power units, start power units, and more, all meticulously suited to the requirements of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa aircraft.
This assortment includes the RBSC50 continuous power unit is ideal for diagnostic work, pre-flight checks, or continuous equipment powering during operations, without depleting the onboard aircraft batteries. The RB50A serves as an efficient starter for the aircraft, reducing the risk of hot starts. For Bell OH-58 Kiowa aircraft, our TC3000 range offers a versatile unit combining both start and continuous power in a single package.