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What kind of helicopter is the UH-1 Huey?

What kind of helicopter is the UH-1 Huey?

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What kind of guns did the Bell UH-1 Huey have?

The UH-1B saw extensive service in Vietnam. It was initially fitted with the “M-6E3” armament system, which included two M-60 machine guns mounted on an outrigger outboard of each door, for a total of four, and the existing eight-round rocket packs.

How did the Huey gunship get its name?

Gunships became known as “Frogs” or “Hogs” if they carried rockets. Hueys that only carried guns became known as “Cobras” or “Guns.” Troop transport Hueys came to be known as “Slicks” due to their lack of weapons pods.

Is the Bell UH-1 Iroquois a gunship?

Bell UH-1 Iroquois gunship helicopter at Nui Dat, circa 1968-1969. This UH-1 has been equipped with rocket launchers and machine guns, for a ground attack or armed escort role. Source Gunship 948 at Nha Be, Republic of Vietnam, in 1971.

UH-1 Huey Gunship. The “Huey” as it was called after it’s original model designation, the HU-1, was essentially a stretched Bell (model 47) Sioux with room for 7 troops or three stretchers in it’s cargo compartment behind the pilot. It was re-designated as the Utility Helicopter UH-1 in 1962 under a tri-service agreement.

What was the purpose of the UH-1B gunship?

In combat we found out quickly that the UH-1B gunship lacked the power necessary to carry weapons and ammunition and keep up with transport Hueys. Hence, the UH-1C upgrade, designed specifically for the gunship role, was performed.

What kind of Gunship is the Huey 1C?

The Huey UH-1C is a UH-1B with improved engine, modified blades and rotor-head for better performance in the gunship role. 767 of them were built. In combat we found out quickly that the UH-1B gunship lacked the power necessary to carry weapons and ammunition and keep up with transport Hueys.