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Bell UH-1E 'Iroquois'

Description
Notes: Upgraded UH-1D.
  Manufacturer:Bell


  Base model:H-1
  Designation:UH-1
  Version:E
  Nickname:Iroquois
  Equivalent to: HU-1E HU1EHU-1E
  Designation System:U.S. Tri-Service
  Designation Period:1962-Present
  Basic role:Helicopter
  Modified Mission:Utility

Specifications
  Length: 42' 7" 12.9 m
  Height:12' 7" 3.8 m
  Wingspan: 44' 13.4 m
  Empty Weight: 5,055 lb 2,292 kg
  Gross Weight: 9,499 lb 9 kg
  Max Weight: 9,500 lb 4,308 kg

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

Performance
  Range: 286 miles 460 km
  Cruise Speed: 138 mph 222 km/h 120 kt
  Max Speed: 161 mph 259 km/h 140 kt
  Climb: 1,849 ft/min 563 m/min
  Ceiling: 21,000 ft 6,400 m

History
DateSubjectEvent
1962/03/01 Bell Helicopter's UH-1B was approved by the Secretary of the Navy as the new Marine light reconnaissance and utility helicopter designated UH-1E.
1964/02/21 Bell Helicopter Company, delivered the first UH-1E to VMO-1, a Marine tactical squadron in Fort Worth, TX.

Known serial numbers
151266 / 151299, 151840 / 151887, 152416 / 152439, 153740 / 153767, 154750 / 154780, 154943 / 154969 , 155337 / 155367 , 157935 / 157976


 

Recent comments by our visitors
 Jack Hammell
 , KS
The UH-1E was the aircraft, configured as a gunship, used by then-Captain Stephen W. Pless, United States Marine Corps, in a rescue effort that earned him the Medal of Honor in 1967 in Vietnam.
06/02/2006 @ 08:36 [ref: 13432]
 Steve H
 , NC
The UH-1E is an a Navalized version of the Army's UH-1C (204) and not the UH-1D (205). The major changes were communications and navigation gear and more importantly aluminum instead of the magnesium found in the C. The E was designed for shipboard use where corrosion is a major factor. There were 213 UH-1E's produced.

Here is a list of the Bureau Numbers.

151266/151299
151840/151887
152416/152439
153740/153767
154730/154749
154750/154780
154943/154969

09/21/2002 @ 21:47 [ref: 5734]

 
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