Bell UH-1F Iroquois

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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