OH-1 Light Observation Helicopter

OH-1 Light Observation Helicopter
Related Links: Japan Ground Self Defense Force Website

The OH-1 was developed for the Japan Ministry of Defense in 1992 as the first helicopter manufactured completely in Japan. A prototype made its successful first flight in 1996.

The OH-1 is a tandem two-seat observation helicopter with excellent flying response and is equipped with a tail rotor designed to achieve greater safety and an automatic pilot system with flight holding function. One of its new technologies is an integrated cockpit display system.


Length 13.4m
M/R Dia. 11.6m
Height 3.8m