Bell HH-1H 'Iroquois'

Notes: UH-1H modified for local base rescue.
  Base model:H-1
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Search and Rescue

  Length: 41' 10' 12.5 m
  Height:14' 6" 4.4 m
  Wingspan: 48' 14.6 m
  Empty Weight: 4,973 lb 2,255 kg
  Gross Weight: 9,499 lb 4,308 kg
  Max Weight: 9,500 lb 4,308 kg

  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-13
  Horsepower (each): 1400

  Range: 318 miles 512 km
  Cruise Speed: 127 mph 204 km/h 110 kt
  Max Speed: 127 mph 204 km/h 110 kt
  Climb: 1,600 ft/min 487 m/min
  Ceiling: 13,600 ft 4,145 m

Operators (Past and Present)
USAF 91st MW Minot AFB ND
USAF 321 st MG Grand Forks AFB ND

Known serial numbers
70-2457 / 70-2486

Examples of this type may be found at
McClellan Aviation MuseumMcClellan AFBCalifornia

HH-1H on display

McClellan Aviation Museum


Recent comments by our visitors
 Skip OBryan
 Grand Forks, ND
Mark, As I remember, you where the crew chief on 72. It's still flyting in Ventura, CA, with the sheriff's Dept. I was the last arrival before deactivating Det 1. I came from Det 3 in Grand Forks and returned after Det 1 shut down. Wow, that was in 1984 and I'm still in Grand Forks
12/22/2012 @ 18:47 [ref: 67433]
 Mark Rohde
 , WI
Davis Monthan Hueys where: 2471, 2472, 2457 and 2458.
When Det. 1 shut down the 4 Hueys went up to Whiteman AFB.
I was a member of Det. 1 at time of deactivation.
10/24/2011 @ 18:45 [ref: 49717]
 Mark Rohde
 , WI
Davis Monthan Hueys where: 2471, 2472, 2457 and 2458.
When Det. 1 shut down the 4 Hueys went up to Whiteman AFB.
I was a member of Det. 1 at time of deactivation.
10/24/2011 @ 18:45 [ref: 49716]
 Earle Dowd
 ROY, UT 84067, UT
HH-1H 70-2470 returned to Hill AFB Ut Museum for Static Display. We 1st had this helicopter from factory assigined to the 1550th ATTW det 1 Hill AFB 1n 1971, Wentr to Little Rock AFB Reserve, returned to Hill Rescue Det, prior to being retired to Davis Monthan, was assigined to Hill Museum. Now I few it as the Wing FCF Mechanic, now I'm retired in the Museum along with the wonderful ship. The Fly away kit has Bart Simpson on one of the doors. Visit Hill Museum site.
07/07/2011 @ 18:51 [ref: 39915]
 Norm Dubay
 Colorado Springs, CO
Hi Ron Houser, Would love to see anything about the D-m hueys. My e-mail is ptolemax@hotmail.com. Thanks, Norm Dubay
01/01/2009 @ 19:20 [ref: 23398]
 Ron houser
 dolgeville, NY
dear norm dubay the tail numbers last 4 were 2458 2459 2471 2472 i couldnt tell you the prefix yr of manufacture i flew with the det1 37 arrs from 81 till closing of the sqdn in late 1985 57/58 were recsue colors. 71/72 were standard geen/black camo. i do have some color pics and many rescue articles
11/13/2008 @ 14:27 [ref: 23060]
 Tim Bentz
 Battle Ground, WA
Hey Bret,

I don't know if you remember me, but I remember you. This is Tim Bentz. You were there at Det 6 at McConnell AFB when I arrived early in 1982. I became crew chief of 70-2467. The other helicopters we had there were 70-2473 (yours), 70-2474, and 70-2475. Drop me an email sometime and we can catch-up. Go to TimsRV.com & use email link at the bottom of the page. Tim
04/17/2008 @ 18:59 [ref: 20599]
 Bret Beaver
 , OH
Does anyone know where I can find the old pregnant angel patch that had the motto across the top "these things we do" and along the bottom "that others amy live" we had them when I was stationed at Minot but I can't find them anywhere.
03/30/2008 @ 09:11 [ref: 20296]
 Norm Dubay
 , CO
Does anyone know the serial numbers of the HH-1Hs that were with the 37th ARRS Det 1 stationed at Davis-Monthan AFB for missle site support during the mid to late seventies
01/28/2008 @ 19:54 [ref: 19453]
 Bret Beaver
 Huber Heights, OH
I also worked 2467 at McConnell, I was stationed there from 1978 to 1983. I was also a flight mechanic on these airplanes. Got PCS'D to Minot and worked them there as well to include 2460(sick o) I can't remember all the tail number I worked on but I do remember 2473 because I was the Crew Chief on this one. Oh yeah there was 2474 and 2475 also but I can't remember if they were at Minot or at McConnell. I had to finally leave because they went to contract maintenance, I do miss working on them.
10/22/2007 @ 15:38 [ref: 18276]


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