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Bell UH-1D 'Iroquois'

Description
  Manufacturer:Bell
  Base model:H-1
  Designation:UH-1
  Version:D
  Nickname:Iroquois
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Utility
  First Flew:1961/08/16

Specifications
  Length: 41' 10' 12.5 m
  Height:14' 6" 4.4 m
  Wingspan: 48' 14.6 m
  Empty Weight: 4,939 lb 2,239 kg
  Gross Weight: 9,499 lb 4,308 kg
  Max Weight: 9,500 lb 4,308 kg

Propulsion
  No. of Engines: 1
  Powerplant: Lycoming T53-L-11
  Horsepower (each): 1100

Performance
  Range: 260 miles 418 km
  Cruise Speed: 130 mph 209 km/h 112 kt
  Max Speed: 148 mph 238 km/h 128 kt

Known serial numbers
62-2106 / 62-2113, 62-12351 / 62-12372, 63-8739 / 63-8859, 63-12956 / 63-13002, 64-13492 / 64-13901, 65-9565 / 65-10135 , 65-12773 / 65-12776 , 65-12847 / 65-12852 , 65-12857 / 65-12895 , 66-0746 / 66-1210 , 66-8574 / 66-8577 , 66-16000 / 66-16306 , 70-4507 / 70-4510 , 413584 , 413632 , 413646 , 413675 , 413765 , 413827 , 413869 , 413872 , 510054 , 510072 , 510077 , 510085 , 512776 , 512868 , 512876 , 512887 , 643816 , 659572 , 659598 , 659613 / 659614 , 659621 , 659632 , 659644 , 659662 , 659671 , 659685 , 659715 , 659735 / 659736 , 659739 / 659740 , 659777 , 659820 , 659823 , 659834 , 659853 , 659856 , 659859 , 659945 , 659947 , 659977 , 661012

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 Donald Rawlinson
 Dothan, AL
From the U.S. Army Goldbook

Helicopter 65-12895

Information on U.S. Army helicopter UH-1D tail number 65-12895

Date: 670401
This was a Combat incident. This helicopter was LOSS TO THEATER
This was a Logistics Support mission for Resupply , to Forward Area.
Unknown this helicopter was on Take-Off at 0075 feet and 025 knots. South Vietnam
Helicopter took over 12 hits from: Small Arms/Automatic Weapons; Gun launched non-explosive ballistic projectiles less than 20 mm in size. (7.62MM)
The helicopter was hit in the Cockpit, fuselage, Cabin area, Engine compartment.
Systems damaged were: HYDRAULIC SYS, OIL SYS, ELECTRICAL SYS, TRANSMISSION, COMM SYS, ENGINE, PERSONNEL, FUEL SY
Protection of PERSONNEL by Armor was Not Effective
Casualties: 02 WIA
The helicopter Crashed. Aircraft is later recovered by any means other than its own power.
Both mission and flight capability were terminated.

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I picked up this aircraft from Bell Helicopter in September of 1966. I flew this aircraft over 150 hours in Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.

Once in Vietnam I flew 895 on the following:
5 Feb Picked up in Vung Tau and flew to Dragon Mountain 4Hrs 45 minutes
12 Feb Sorties flown 8 combat assaults 3 tango 1Hr 45 minutes
14 Feb 9 Direct combat support 33 landings (2nd 8th) 3tango 8Hrs 20 minutes
15 Feb 12 Combat Assaults 33 landings 10 Hrs 50 minutes
16 Feb OCS 8 New Plieku 2Hrs. 30 minutes
18 Feb 3 combat assaults 4 landings 3Hours
22 Feb 6 Direct combat support 14 landings 5 Hrs 15 minutes
27 Feb 1 Direct combat support 2 landings 45 minutes
28 Feb 3 Direct combat support 6 landings 3tango 2 Hours
1 Mar 19 Combat Assaults 39 Landings 8 Hours 35 minutes
2 Mar 2 Direct combat support 5 Landings 3 Hours 20 minutes
8 Mar ------------------------------------10 Hours
17 Mar 18 Direct combat support/Combat Assaults 23 Landings 7 Hours 55 minutes
19 Mar 6 DCS 23 / 7 CA 7 - 8 Hours 35 minutes
22 Mar 11 Direct combat support 42 Landings 11 Hours
30 Mar 1 Combat assault 25 minutes
31 Mar 3 Direct combat support 6 Landings 2 Hours 50 minutes
1 Apr 4 Direct combat support 3 Hours 15 minutes

93 Hours 5 minutes

I flew her from cradle to grave. She saved my life on many occasions and provided me with a safe journey even in the throes of death.

Someone from the unit came to the hospital the next morning, they counted over 80 entry holes in the aircraft. I still have one of the full metal jacket cores and the left pedal.

65-12895 Left pedal - right seat

We were losing RPM and she yawed to the left and pitched up before we impacted the ground. As we impacted the ground she catapulted forward so I had a front row seat to see the dirt coming up to my windshield. I can still see in my mind the rotor system shearing off and the crumpled rotor blades as they flew out away from the aircraft.


08/22/2013 @ 15:43 [ref: 68028]
 David
 , AZ
Looking for the whereabouts and staus of UH-1D (later H) 66-16128 and 66-16965. Any info would be great.
08/08/2012 @ 09:35 [ref: 65104]
 PETER FRANKS
 , AZ
I PURCHASED 65-9600 IN 08 AND WANTED TO KNOW IF ANYONE HAD ANY HISTORY ON THIS SHIP. THANKS
08/22/2011 @ 03:24 [ref: 47275]
 Oliver
 country - Malta, ON
Malta Aviation Museum was just donated UH-1D 66-0749 s/n 5232, can someone give more info about this airframe ?

Only info we have that it was forsale on e-bay and took part in the movie e-bay

Oliver
07/18/2011 @ 05:21 [ref: 42055]
 Ed Farrar
 Chester, VA
I was a crewchief on 66-0746 in Savannah Georgia in 1979. It just got out of overhual and flew as smooth as a kitten. I read it had a T/R Gearbox seperation in Malaysia and all survived...Bravo.
04/29/2011 @ 06:10 [ref: 37626]
 John Stark
 Hernando, FL
We have just finished restoring 63-08739 UH1-D Blue Tail 1
This is in memory of 63-05887 that was shot down on 10 June 1965 in SVN. This chopper we have at out VFW Post was in the area that Blue Tail 1 went dowm. Blue Tail 1 was from 2nd Plt, 118th Avn Co. 145th Avn Bn.
10/31/2010 @ 06:57 [ref: 32853]
 Grant Boyter
 Gold coast, YT
Our company has just bought 5229 (66-0746) and we too would like to know the history of 5229 as well. Any help would be appreciated.
10/28/2008 @ 20:52 [ref: 22943]
 mike watson
 , OTH
Hi,
I am lookng to track down the history of Bell UH-1D later converted to UH-1H cn 66-0746 (also sn 5229 and on civilian register as N149AC). Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks
Mike Watson
07/12/2008 @ 22:15 [ref: 21882]
 Andrew R Smith
 Los Angeles, CA
Anyone still looking to know where Vietnam veteran UH-1D (H) Serial Number 66-0902 is now? I understand Anthony Anzalone from Winter Haven, FL was her last crew chief in country before she was taken out of the nam.
05/27/2008 @ 13:40 [ref: 21018]
 ken knight
 , FL
I was a crew chief on a uh-1h for 4 th division, 4th aviation bn. @ camp Enari--- 5/68 to 5/69.. tail #17106
01/13/2008 @ 07:17 [ref: 19274]

 

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