UH-1B Huey Gunship

UH-1B Huey Gunship

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Description
The UH-1 Iroquois is a military helicopter powered by a single turboshaft engine, with a two-bladed main rotor and tail rotor. The helicopter was developed by Bell Helicopter to meet the United States Army's requirement for a medical evacuation and utility helicopter in 1952, and it first flew on 20 October 1956. Ordered into production in March 1960, the UH-1 was the first turbine-powered helicopter to enter production for the United States military, and more than 16,000 have been produced worldwide. The first combat operation of the UH-1 was in the service of the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. The original designation of HU-1 led to the helicopter's nickname of Huey. In September 1962, the designation was changed to UH-1, but "Huey" remained in common use. Approximately 7,000 UH-1 aircraft saw service in Vietnam. (www.wikipedia.org) This version of the Huey is an armed gunship version Likely used during Vietnam. It's armament includes: 4 x M-60 Machine Guns 2 x 19-round 70 mm rocket pods
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