New England Air Museum
Bell UH-1B 'Iroquois' (Huey)

Courtesy of the United States Army Center of Military History

The "Iroquois" was more commonly known as the "Huey" as there were a series of the "HU" models which were subsequently re-designated "UH." Various versions of this helicopter are operational with more than 36 air forces around the world. Well over 6,000 have been produced.

The UH-1B served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam and was the mainstay of Army Air Development Operations. They were used as transports, gunships, airborne ambulances, search/rescue and as general utility aircraft.

The design first flew in 1955 and the aircraft has been produced under license in Japan, Italy and Germany. A pure gunship development of the Huey was the AH-1G "Cobra."

This craft was used by the U.S. Air Force Forward Air Control (USAFFAC) stationed at Brookside Airport, McCordsville, IN.

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Length: 44' 10"
Rotor Diameter: 44'
Height: 14' 7"
Empty Weight: 4,369 lbs.
Gross Weight: 8,500 lbs max take-off
Cruise Speed: 126 mph
Maximum Speed: 140 mph
Range: 260 miles
Service Ceiling: ~17,000'
Powerplant: Avco Lycoming T-53-L-11
Year: 1962
Serial No.: 62-12550
Location: Military Hangar

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