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UH-1D Hueys - Choppers Used in Vietnam

UH-1D Hueys - Choppers Used in Vietnam American History Tragedies and Triumphs

Image of a photograph of a U.S. Army Bell UH-1D Huey helicopter. 

From Timothy Pruitt's Heuyhelicopters.com site we learn these facts:

The UH-1D was the first of a larger Iroquois designated Model 205. It had a longer fuselage than previous models, a larger 48-foot diameter rotor, increased range, and a more powerful Lycoming T53-L-11 1100 SHP engine, with growth potential to the Lycoming T53-L-13 1400 SHP engine.

A distinguishing characteristic is the larger cargo doors, with twin cabin windows, on each side. The UH-1D was redesigned to carry up to 12 troops, with a crew of two. The UH-1D has a range of 293 miles (467km) and a speed of 127 mph (110 knots).  The US Army bought 2,008 of these, and deliveries began in 1967.

Click on the image for a greatly enhanced view.


Media Credits

Image online, courtesy the U.S. Army Aviation History website.

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