Bell UH-1M Iroquois

Pima Air and Space Museum Aircraft

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