Bell UH-1N Iroquois
A VIP transport
One of several USAF staff transport UH-1Ns over Washington D. C.
A Oil exploration support
With flotation gear fitted to the fuselage and weather radar in the nose, this 212 is used in support of oil rig operations.
Twin-engine security ►
For the Marine Corps, which routinely operates its UH – 1Ns from amphibious assault vessels, the extra safety of two engines is a major asset.
>■ In 1972, a UH-1N dropped a parachutist over MeMurdo Sound, Antarctica (or a record jump of 6247 m (20.497 ft).
► The ‘Huey’ nickname comes from the original U. S. Army HU-1 designation.
► Tho US Navy unit VXE-6 operates about six bright-red UH-1Ns in tho Antarctic.
>• The USAF’s crack 1st Special Operations Wing in Florida is one of the main users of tho UH-1N.
>• UH-1 Ns are ofton fitted with door-mounted machine guns for protection.
>• Tho original Huey, a Bell 204, flow for tho first time in 1956.
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maiden flight In April I9f>9 anil the first machine for tlie Canadian Annctl Forces was handed over in May 1971. As tin* Cl 11-IN tlater CH-135 Twin I luey) the new type was operated on liaison, utility and гем tie sorties, the typical variety of duties lot which tlie І luey’ became internationally famous.
ПІ-1 Ns were sulucqucnlly ordered by the I S Army. Air Force. Navy and Marines, all of which appreciated the additional lapahihiy available from the Bell twin. The Navy and Marines particularly liked
Above: Most USMC UH-INs fulfil a light attack/forward air control role with AH – f Sea Cobra and Super Cobra attack helicopters.
the extra safety afforded by two engines, especially important over long open stretches of water.
Italian coni|>any Agusta. which license-Ініік the earlier Hueys, also produced 212s and developed an anti-submarine anil anti-shipping version for the Italian navy and for export
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Bell 212/UH-1N variants
Type: Twin-©og<ne. muRiroie (civwarVnv’itary) uWrty hoKcotor
Powerplant: Two 962-kW (1^90-hp) Pratt 4 Whitney Canada T400-CP-400 (РТ6Г-ЗВ) twin turboshoft engines
Weights: Empty 2899 kg <6,39? lb ); loaded 5069 kg (11.178 lb)
Dimensions: Span (mam rotor) 14.6 m (48 It) Length 17.37 m <57 ft.)
Meght 4.57 m (15 ft)
Rotor disc area 167.8 m – (t.807 sq It)
One of a batch ol UH>1Ns purchased by the US
Navy and converted to HH-tN standard, this
oxample is a rescue machine based at Naval Air
Station Agana. Guam. The MH-1N is the standard
Navy local base rescue helicopter.
RATE OF CLIMB
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