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The MD-530F is a highly capable and versatile helicopter, built for the modern battlefield and a variety of roles. It is also MotoArt’s first Whirlybird Wednesday aircraft - special edition PlaneTags dedicated to heli collectors to be released every couple of months. Introducing 0219FF!
Read more about it on our blog: MD 530 F: The Ultimate Helicopter for Multiple Missions
OUR PLANE'S STORY
S/N 0219FF, was delivered to the Afghan Air Force on March 17, 2015 - one of twelve new armed MD-530Fs deployed by the U.S. in support of its allied partner. Nicknamed Jengi, the MD-530F was used for pilot training, close air attack and as an aerial escort. Since the drawdown in Afghanistan, the U.S. has recovered several former Afghan Air Force aircraft, including MD-530F helicopters, storing them at Davis-Monthan. In the past, this aircraft would have been inaccessible to us because of strict Department of Defense regulations. However, in 2023, MotoArt was granted approval by the Defense Logistics Agency of the DOD to preserve this helicopter’s history as PlaneTags.
The MD-530F is a multi-purpose light attack and reconnaissance helicopter. This versatile aircraft traces its roots back to the 1960s and the introduction of the Hughes OH-6 Cayuse. After several evolutions, the Hughes 500 civilian helicopter emerged and eventually led to the MD-500 family of helicopters. The MD-530F has gained recognition for its exceptional performance in various roles, including tactical, recon, and transport for military, law enforcement, and civilian operators around the world.
Don’t miss out! This small run of helicopter tags won’t last long. Get your MD-530F PlaneTags today.
- Manufacturer: MD HELICOPTERS
- Serial #: 0219FF
- Crew: 4
- ROTOR SPAN: 27 FT 6 IN
- Length: 23 FT 10.5 IN
- Height: 8 FT 7.8 IN
- Armament: 2x .50 CAL FN HERSTAL HEAVY MACHINE GUN PODS OR 2x 7-TUBE M260 70MM AIR-TO-SURFACE MISSILE LAUNCHERS
- Range: 218 NM
- Cruise Speed: 110 KTS
- Ceiling: 16,000 FT
- Empty weight: 1,723 LB
- Max Takeoff: 3,750 LB
- Rate of Climb: 1,031 FT / MINUTE
- Engine: 1x ROLLS-ROYCE 250 IV-C30 GAS TURBINE
Perfect Aviation Gift
- Authentic - made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal.
- Unique - each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags.
- Collectible - each one is numbered in a limited edition and comes attached to a display card.
- Versatile - comes with a durable metal ring, strong enough to attach to luggage or keys or display.
*Important Notice – Please Read Carefully
PlaneTags are made from actual retired aircraft fuselage, not merely stamped metal. Because PlaneTags are made from real fuselage, each PlaneTag bears the color, thickness, and wear and tear from the portion of the fuselage from which it was cut and it is therefore rare to create two identical PlaneTags. These variations and imperfections are not product flaws. They are part of the beauty of PlaneTags. As a result, you will not have an option to select the color of your PlaneTag. The images on this website are provided for reference only and should not be used as the sole basis for choosing a particular PlaneTag.