UH-1 (O-61078)


    SPECIFICATIONS:
    Country: United States of America
    Primary function: Utility helicopter
    Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter Textron
    Power plant: Lycoming T53-L-13B
    Power:
    Burst: 1290 shaft horsepower (transmission limited)
    Continuous: 1134 shaft horsepower (transmission limited)
    Length: 57.3 feet (17.46 meters)
    Height: 14.9 feet (4.54 meters)
    Rotor Diameter: 48 feet (14.62 meters)
    Speed: 124 knots at sea level
    Ceiling: 24,000 feet (limited to 10,000 feet (3050 meters) by oxygen requirements)
    Maximum takeoff weight: 9,500 pounds
    Range: 172 nautical miles (197.8 miles)
    Crew:
    Officer: 2
    Enlisted: 2
    Armament: M-240 7.62mm machine gun or the GAU-16 .50 caliber machine gun or the GAU-17 7.62mm automatic gun. All three weapons systems are crew-served, and the GAU-2B/A can also be controlled by the pilot in the fixed forward firing mode. The helicopter can also carry two 7-shot or 19-shot 2.75" rocket pods. Introduction date: 1971
    Unit Replacement Cost: $4,700,000

    Mission: Airborne command and control, combat assault, medical evacuation, maritime special operations, supporting arms control and coordination, fire support and security for forward and rear area forces.

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Does this tail number sound familiar...O-61078?

Huey
If you flew or crewed on this Huey...
(It didn't see service as a MediEvac chopper....we felt this new paint job was appropriate)

LINKS OF INTEREST:
Vietnam Helicopter Flight Crew Network (VHFCN)
Bub's Huey (UH-1) Homepage
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Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Assn
Vietnam Helicopter Crew Network
The DUSTOFF Association
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Naval Helicopter Association
USMC/Vietnam Helicopter Association
The VMC's F-4E Phantom II



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