The Hughes 269 is a two-seat piston engine trainer that first flew in October 1956. It was used extensively by the U.S. Army for initial rotory wing training as the TH-55A Osage, 792 of which were eventually built. The TH-55 was the Army's primary training helicopter between 1965 and 1988.

Click on the image to the right to see a full-size scan of an advertisement that appeared in the December 8, 1962 issue of Army, Navy, Air Force Journal and Register ("Spokesman of the Services since 1863").

Hughes transferred production of the 269 to Schweizer Aircraft, which builds 300C, 300CB and 300CBi helicopters. In 2009 the helicopter was renamed the Sikorsky S-300.

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