Bell TH-13N Sioux

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

Manufacturer
Bell
Markings
Helicopter Utility Squadron Four (HU-4), 1965
Designation
TH-13N
Serial Number
145842

Bell TH-13N Sioux

In May 1946 the Bell Model 47 became the first helicopter in the world to receive a commercial type certificate. Military interest in the type was strong and the first military versions flew in December 1946. The Model 47 was used by all branches of the U.S. military and by many foreign nations. The HTL-7 is the Navy’s trainer version of the Model 47J. The first were delivered 1958 and a total of eighteen were built. In 1962, they were re-designated as TH-13N.

Specifications
Wingspan 37 ft 2 in
Length 43 ft 4 in
Height 9 ft 4 in
Weight 2,800 lbs
Max. Speed 105 mph
Service Ceiling 13,000 ft
Range 210 miles
Engines 1 Lycoming O-435-6 with 240 horsepower
Crew 2