IROQUOIS
IROQUOIS

Manufacturer

BELL

Markings:

174th Assault Helicopter Company, Vietnam, 1966

Designation:

UH-1M

Serial Number:

65-09430

BELL UH-1M 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 UH-1B had a more powerful engine and a slightly larger cabin than the A model and was introduced in April 1960.Many B models were soon upgraded to C models with a larger and more efficient rotor system. In turn a small number of UH-1Cs were modified to UH-1M with another more powerful engine and were equipped with night vision equipment and wire-guided missiles.

Specifications

  • Wingspan: 44 ft
  • Length: 42 ft 7 in
  • Height: 12 ft 7 ½ in
  • Weight: 9,500 lbs
  • Max. Speed: 148 mph
  • Service Ceiling: 11,500 ft
  • Range: 382 miles
  • Engines: 1 Lycoming T53-L-13 turbo shaft, 1,400 hp
  • Crew: 2, and 7 passengers