Designation: UH-1B

Bell UH-1M

Bell UH-1M (UH-1B) Iroquois (Huey)

A picture of the Bell UH-1M Iroquois

The Bell UH-1 is perhaps the best-known American 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.

Main Rotor Diameter 44 ft

Main Rotor Diameter

Fuselage Length 42 ft 7 in.

Fuselage Length

Height 12 ft 7.5 in.

Height

Weight 9,500 lbs (loaded)

Weight

Max. Speed 148 MPH

Maximum Speed

Service Ceiling 11,500 ft

Service Ceiling

Range 382 miles

Range

Engines Lycoming T53-L-13 turbo shaft, 1,400 HP

Engine

Crew 2 and 7 passengers

Crew


Manufacturer
Bell

Markings
U.S. Army 174th Aviation Company, Vietnam, 1966

Designation
UH-1M

Serial Number
65-9430

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