IROQUOIS
IROQUOIS

Manufacturer

BELL

Markings:

Air Force Flight Test Center, Edwards AFB, California, 1966

Designation:

UH-1F

Serial Number:

63-13141

BELL UH-1F IROQUOIS

The Bell UH-1 is perhaps the best-known helicopter in the world. Made famous by its use in Vietnam, versions of the Huey remain in both military and civil service today. Designated HU-1 by the Army and H-40 by the Air Force the first Hueys flew in 1958. In 1962, the designations were changed to UH-1. By the mid-1960s Hueys could be found in every branch of the U.S. military and were entering the civil and foreign military markets. The F model of the UH-1 was built for the Air Force specifically to provide support for the Titan and Minuteman missile sites. It featured a new engine and gearbox system that initially gave it a new designation of XH-48A. The UH-1F now on display is the first prototype of this version of the Huey. A total of 119 UH-1Fs were built between 1964 and 1967.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 48 ft
  • Length: 41 ft 5 in
  • Height: 12 ft 6 in
  • Weight: 9,000 lbs
  • Max. Speed: 138 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 22,000 ft
  • Range: 347 miles
  • Engines: 1 General Electric T58-GE-3 turbo shaft, 1,272 hp
  • Crew: 2, and 10 passengers