Iroquois "Huey," "Huey Cobra"
| The Bell UH-1 is the
most widely used military helicopter. Officially the
UH-1 series is the Iroquois. Officially. When the Army adopted its own two-letter
designation system, it became the HU-1 (Helicopter Utility),
which led to the nickname "Huey." The DOD standard designation system
reversed this to UH-1. The name was commonly
used that the AH-1 attack version was officially named the Huey Cobra.
In 1955 the army wanted a utility
helicopter designed around a turboshaft engine. The Army did not have its own aircraft development
capability, so it had the Air Force develop it. The design
was based on Bell's Model 204, powered by a new
Lycoming T-53 engine. It quickly proved its value and
the army began taking delivery on them. In 1962, the
Navy began buying them, in response to the Marine
Corp's need for an assault combat helicopter.
The army began shipping them to Vietnam in 1963.
The Marine Hueys began Vietnam service in 1964. The Huey was the work horse of the Viet
Nam war. It's many missions, included air assault, armed patrol and escort,
command and control, troop/cargo
transport, combat reconnaissance
support, amphibious assault, light utility missions, and medical
evacuation. Army, Navy and Marine Corps Hueys
evacuated 378 thousand casualties between 1965 and 1969.
More than 9,000 Hueys were produced from the 1950s to the
present. More than 5,000 of them were flown in Southeast Asia.
Today it is flown by about 40 countries.
UH-!B Iroquois - "Muskets"
Premier Series. 1/33rd scale. 17.85" rotor spread x
AHA1D-P1. Only $209.95
UH-!N Iroquois - Twin Two Twelve
Premier Series. 1/33rd scale.
15" rotor spread x 15.5" long
AHA1D-P2. Only $209.95
UH-1D Iroquois - "Huey"
Standard Series. 1/32nd scale.
18" rotor spread x 15.75" long
AHA1D-ST. Only $149.95