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Bell UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter
Bell UH-1 “Huey” Helicopter

This helicopter (63-3794) was flown by Warrant Officer Robert Mason, (author of “Chickenhawk”), and has been restored bearing the markings of the helicopter at that time.

UH-1 Iroquois, commonly known as the “Huey”, is a multipurpose military helicopter and is famous for its use in the Vietnam War. Development from the Bell Model 204, with initial designation of HU-1 (helicopter-utility), led to its nickname. It was first used by the military in 1959 and went into tri-service production in 1952 as the UH-1. The last ever produced was in 1986. More than 10,000 were made, of which the majority (apx. 7,000) were used in Vietnam.


Fuselage Length 41 ft. 1 in.
Overall Length 57 ft. 10 in.
Rotor Diameter 48 ft.
Height 14 ft. 6 in.
Weight (Empty) 4.7 tons
Payload 2.0 tons
Max Speed 127 mph
Ceiling 12600 ft.
Crew pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer (and 1st gunner), 2nd gunner
Passengers 11-14

U.S. Veterans Memorial Museum
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