Bell 206A JetRanger

The Bell Helicopter Model 206 was originally produced as the OH-4A, a Light Observation Helicopter developed for the U.S. Army. It did not win the original military contract and was redesigned for the commercial market as the Model 206A JetRanger entering service in 1967. The display aircraft is Serial No. 4, the first production JetRanger. It was preceded by three hand-built pre­production prototypes used for development and certification work.The JetRanger has continued in production from the original model in 1967 to the present. The current production model is the Model 2068-3, JetRanger III.Licensed production of the 206 also is being carried out in Italy by Agusta. Well over 4500 JetRangers have been built to date. 

Aircraft Specifications

Rotor Diameter: 
33 ft. 4 in.
Fuselage Length: 
32 ft. 3 in.
Maximum Speed: 
150
Cruise Speed: 
121
Height: 
9 ft. 6 in.
Empty Weight: 
1,407 lbs.
Gross Weight: 
3,000 lbs.
Engine: 
Allison 250 C18 HP 270 (installed)