Bell U-H-1 Huey 'Slick'

Overview

The US Army requirement for a light utility helicopter was formulated after the Korean War. Bell's Model 204 design won a competition in 1955, and was given the military designation H-40, later renamed the HU-1 Iroquois. The original design called for a helicopter that could be used for transport, airborne battlefield command and control, medical evacuation, fire support co-ordination and search and rescue. Later its missions would be expanded to include troop insertion/extraction, armed escort and special ...

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Overview

The US Army requirement for a light utility helicopter was formulated after the Korean War. Bell's Model 204 design won a competition in 1955, and was given the military designation H-40, later renamed the HU-1 Iroquois. The original design called for a helicopter that could be used for transport, airborne battlefield command and control, medical evacuation, fire support co-ordination and search and rescue. Later its missions would be expanded to include troop insertion/extraction, armed escort and special operations. This title details all the technological background behind the development and use of the Huey “Slick” in Vietnam, as well as covering all the major uses that this transport aircraft was put to.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841766324
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Series: New Vanguard Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Sales rank: 710,958
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Bishop has worked in packaging and book publishing since the early 1980s. Amongst his many projects are the Illustrated History of the Vietnam War and Vietnam Airwar Debrief.

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Table of Contents

Origins and Development 3
Air mobility
Hueys in Combat 15
Air Cavalry
Tet 1968
"Dustoff"
Vietnamization
UH-1 Variants 36
XH-40 and YH-40
HU-1A (UH-1A from 1962)
YHU-1B and HU-1B (UH-1B from 1962)
UH-1C
YUH-1D and UH-1D
UH-1H, HH-1H and UH-1V
UH-1E
XH-48A and UH-1F
UH-1P
HH-1K/TH-1L/UH-1L
UH-1M
UH-1N
UH-1 Production 42
Model 204
Model 205
Model 212
Bibliography 43
Color Plate Commentary 44
Index 48
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