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Bell HU-1A (UH-1A) 'Iroquois'

Description
  Manufacturer:Bell
  Base model:HU-1
  Designation:HU-1
  Version:A
  Nickname:Iroquois
  Designation System:U.S. Air Force
  Designation Period:1956-1962
  Basic role:Helicopter, utility
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Specifications
  Length: 38' 5" 11.7 m
  Height:12' 3.6 m
  Wingspan: 44' 13.4 m
  Empty Weight: 3,791 lb 1,719 kg
  Gross Weight: 5,800 lb 2,630 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-1A
  Horsepower (each): 770

Performance
  Range: 202 miles 325 km
  Max Speed: 141 mph 227 km/h 122 kt
  Climb: 2,100 ft/min 640 m/min
  Ceiling: 14,400 ft 4,388 m

Examples of this type may be found at
MuseumCityState
Intrepid Sea-Air-Space MuseumNew YorkNew York
United States Army Aviation MuseumOzarkAlabama


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Tom Seybold
 Nyack, NY
I flew the "A" model with the 57th dustoff in Soc trang 1963 it replaced 13's 23's we loved them even though they were underpowered. it was nice that we had Bell tech's there to provide support. later replaced with the "B" and the new rotor and -9 turbine. BTW the Intrepid Museum in NYC as of today 01/21/16 has a "A" model on the flight deck with a very optumistic spec plaque.
01/21/2016 @ 13:38 [ref: 69437]
 John Egan
 Newcastle, WA
I served in the Army at Ft. Greely, Alaska in 1961 and 62. I was in the Air Section there. We flew support missions for the base which included med evac flights to the army hospital at Ft. Wainright. In late 61 we received a brand new HU-1A bird which replaced our Bell H-13. The aircraft number was 60-3538.

I flew many hours in that chopper as crew chief. My pilot was then Captain Robert Durie. Our "Huey" was a wonderful aircraft and we flew her a lot. Never had a problem. The main unit on the base was the Army Arctic Test Board and they got a "B" model some months after we got our "A" model. Our Huey was still there when I left in September of 62
09/26/2004 @ 03:47 [ref: 8343]

 

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