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History

BRIEF HISTORY OF OUR UH1H HELICOPTER

This was manufactured by the Bell Helicopter Company in 1972, and purchased by the US Army in the same year where it served in Vietnam until 1973. The move to the United Kingdom is the start of another adventure for this famous flying machine," The Huey".

This helicopter arrived July 2005, having undergone a complete restoration from November 2003 to January 2005. The brief history of the aircraft is as follows.


April 1972

Purchased by the US Army

July 1972

Joined 129 Assault Helicopter Company Vietnam. Indication shows 108 flights and 559 combat hours were flown, until it was returned to the US in February 1973.

1973

Army National Guard

1991

US Army Troop Support and Aviation Readiness Command

1992

USARASF

1995

Army Aviation Support Facility

1995

MSAVCRAD

1996

Army Aviation Support Facility

August 2000

Aerospace Maintenance Central for storage, Arizona

2003 - 2005

Undergone complete restoration in the United States

16 July 2005

The machine arrived at Redhill, Surrey

30 July 2005

She arrived at her new home in Blackpool, Lancashire!




The presentation of the aircraft will be:

  • Colour: Army Matt Green
  • Seating: 4 Crew, 10 Troops
  • Crew: Pilot, Co-Pilot, Crew Chief and Gunner
  • Engine: Lycoming T53-L-13 turbine, 1400shp
  • Speed: 120 Kts (maximum)
  • Range: 200 N miles (without Aux Tanks)
  • Armament: 2 Door mounted 7.62mm M60D machine guns (de-activated)


The aircraft has been restored back to Vietnam combat livery as it would have appeared with the 129 Assault Helicopter Company. We are working to get a more complete history of the aircraft.




 
 
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