Bell UH-1 Iroquois

Serials - 70-16213 | 68-16138 | 70-16407

Commonly called The Huey

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The Bell UH-1 Iroquois (nicknamed "Huey") is a utility military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with two-bladed main and tail rotors. The first member of the prolific Huey family, it was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet a 1952 US Army requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter, and first flew in 1956. The UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter produced for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been built since 1960.

The Iroquois was originally designated HU-1, hence the Huey nickname, which has remained in common use, despite the official redesignation to UH-1 in 1962. The UH-1 first saw service in combat operations during the Vietnam War, with around 7,000 helicopters deployed. The Bell 204 and 205 are Iroquois versions developed for the civil market.

specifications

DIMENSIONS AND CAPACITY 

CREW: 1–4

Capacity: 3,880 lb (1,760 kg) including 14 troops, or 6 stretchers, or equivalent cargo

SIZE: LENGTH  57 ft 1 in (17.40 m) with rotors

HEIGHT 14 ft 5 in (4.39 m)

Empty Weight: 5,215 lb (2,365 kg)

MAX TAKE OFF WEIGHT: 9,500 lb (4,309 kg)

PERFORMANCE

SPEED: 135 mph (220 km/h, 117 kn)

SERVICE CEILING:  19,390 ft (5,910 m) dependent on factors such as weight, air temperature, etc

RANGE:  315 mi (510 km, 274 nmi)

Armament:

  • 7.62 mm machine guns

  • 2.75 in (70 mm) rocket pods

  • Grenade Launchers

  • Mini-guns

  • 50 Calibre Machine guns