Nemeth Designs - MD 500 Defender
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MD Helicopters MD 500
One of the world's most successful and useful light turbine helicopters, the
Hughes/McDonnell Douglas/MD Helicopters 500 series began life as Hughes won the
US Army observation helicopter contest with the YOH-6A Cayuse, which first flew
in February 1963. The engineering and certification designation for all military
and civil variants of this helicopter type is Hughes Model 369. It was offered
in basic five and seven seat configurations.
In 1970 the 500C followed with a
more powerful turboshaft. From 1976 deliveries were of the 500D, an improved
version with again a more powerful engine, a T-tail, and new five blade main and
optional four blade tail rotors. The 500D was followed by the 500E from 1982
with recontoured nose and various interior improvements including greater head
and leg room.
From 1984, when McDonnell
Douglas acquired Hughes Helicopters, the Hughes name disappeared and the 500E
and 530F were built as the MD-500E and MD-530F Lifter. Military variants are
marketed under the MD-500 Defender name.
This addon represents the 500D
line with four variations:
- Military observation
- Military Special Forces attack/support
- Military SOAR personel transport
- Civil passenger transport
- Custom exterior and interior animations
- Fully clickable dynamic virtual cockpit.
Perfectly flyable from the VC.
- Realistic flight dynamics
- Uses the newest FSX graphic featuires
- Four variants with different paint schemes
- PDF manual
- Paint kit
|This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 02 April, 2009.